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Question: In general, which in the following list is most important to you in describing who you are?
Choices: "Your current or previous occupation (or being a homemaker)" "Your race/ethnic background" "Your gender (that is, being a man/woman)" "Your age group (that is, Young, Middle Age, Old)" "Your religion (or being agnostic or atheist)" "Your preferred political party, group, or movement"? "Your nationality" "Your family or marital status (that is, son/daughter, mother/father, grandfather/grandmother, husband/wife, widower/widow, not married, or other similar)" "Your social class (that is upper, middle, lower, working, or similar categories)" "The part of country that you live in"
Data: % of "Your age group (that is, Young, Middle Age, Old)"
Period:
Area:
27 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Spain22.9%
2 Hungary11.3%
3 Netherlands10.8%
4 Latvia10.2%
5 Finland10.1%
6 Switzerland9.4%
7 Republic of Korea8.9%
8 Czech Republic8.5%
9 Japan 7.0%
10 Portugal6.9%
11 Slovenia6.2%
12 Germany5.7%
13 France5.6%
14 Israel5.3%
15 Australia4.5%
15 Sweden4.5%
17 Poland4.2%
18 Chile4.1%
19 Slovakia4.0%
20 Norway3.5%
20 United Kingdom3.5%
20 United States3.5%
23 Denmark3.3%
24 Austria3.0%
24 Canada3.0%
24 Ireland3.0%
24 New Zealand3.0%

Note
Others/ Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 11 countries.

Source
ISSP 2003

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -2.908714 X +7.002
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.236
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.056

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -176048.994512 X +59377.414
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.296
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.088

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 1.063852 X +80.549
Correlation coefficient (r)0.014
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -2.254291 X +1.738
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.273
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.075

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.250427 X +10.458
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.003
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000