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Question: How much do you agree or disagree with these statements about reading? - For me, reading is a waste of time.
Choices: "Strongly disagree" "Disagree" "Agree" "Strongly agree"
Data: % of "Agree" "Strongly agree"
Period:
Area:
38 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Netherlands42.1%
2 Belgium41.0%
3 Norway39.4%
4 Czech Republic37.6%
5 Finland36.9%
6 Sweden36.6%
7 Slovenia36.3%
8 Switzerland34.9%
9 Austria34.4%
10 Lithuania33.8%
11 Germany33.3%
12 Luxembourg33.0%
13 Australia31.0%
14 France30.8%
15 Denmark30.6%
16 United Kingdom30.0%
17 Iceland29.9%
18 Hungary29.5%
19 New Zealand27.6%
20 United States27.5%
21 Slovakia27.2%
22 Estonia26.8%
23 Latvia26.7%
24 Ireland26.5%
25 Canada26.0%
26 Italy25.5%
27 Israel25.2%
28 Poland24.7%
29 Spain22.1%
30 Portugal21.4%
31 Chile19.3%
32 Costa Rica18.1%
33 Greece15.7%
34 Republic of Korea15.5%
35 Japan 15.4%
36 Mexico12.7%
37 Turkiye12.1%
38 Colombia12.0%

Note
The data of Azerbaijan are collected only in Baku. The data of China are collected only in Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang.

Source
OECD PISA 2018 Compendia

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data38
Regression equation
Y = 5.676521 X +5.125
Correlation coefficient (r)0.737
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.543

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data38
Regression equation
Y = 186816.766769 X -6988.203
Correlation coefficient (r)0.535
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.286

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data38
Regression equation
Y = 15.773458 X +75.498
Correlation coefficient (r)0.348
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.121

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data38
Regression equation
Y = 0.332175 X +1.495
Correlation coefficient (r)0.087
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.008

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data38
Regression equation
Y = 18.574071 X +4.732
Correlation coefficient (r)0.372
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.138