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Question: How much do you agree with these statements about science? - It is important to learn about science to get ahead in the world.
Choices: "Agree a lot" "Agree a little" "Disagree a little" "Disagree a lot"
Data: % of "Agree a lot"
Period:
Area:
18 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Turkiye53.3%
2 United States42.1%
3 Israel41.4%
4 United Kingdom37.4%
5 Australia34.3%
6 Ireland31.4%
7 New Zealand30.7%
8 Portugal28.6%
9 Chile27.9%
9 Norway27.9%
11 Republic of Korea26.8%
12 Hungary25.6%
13 Italy25.0%
14 France21.4%
15 Lithuania20.9%
16 Finland19.3%
17 Sweden17.8%
18 Japan 15.8%

Note
United Kingdom: England only.

No data for 20 countries.

Source
TIMSS 2019 > International Database > TIMSS 2019 Data Almanacs - Grade 8

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = -2.556741 X +7.398
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.329
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.108

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = -5305.085356 X +47594.591
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.021
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = -7.282528 X +83.151
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.253
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.064

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = 2.202447 X +0.953
Correlation coefficient (r)0.518
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.268

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = -24.489890 X +17.712
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.482
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.232