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Question: How often do you have to do hard physical work?
Choices: "Always" "Often" "Sometimes" "Hardly ever" "Never"
Data: % of "Always" "Often"
Period:
Area:
24 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Republic of Korea34.9%
2 Latvia31.5%
3 Mexico28.7%
4 Spain27.8%
5 Hungary27.2%
6 Sweden26.8%
7 Denmark26.1%
8 Portugal25.8%
9 Israel25.4%
10 United States24.3%
11 Germany24.1%
12 Finland24.0%
13 New Zealand22.9%
14 Ireland22.5%
15 France21.5%
16 United Kingdom20.4%
17 Australia20.2%
18 Norway19.9%
19 Switzerland19.7%
20 Slovenia19.5%
21 Belgium19.2%
22 Czech Republic19.0%
23 Japan 18.8%
24 Canada18.5%

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

No data for 14 countries.

Source
ISSP 2005

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = -4.430882 X +7.865
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.368
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.135

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = -226468.441408 X +103256.793
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.383
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.147

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = -31.189179 X +88.095
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.371
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.138

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = -1.510391 X +1.973
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.178
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.032

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = 20.767054 X +5.697
Correlation coefficient (r)0.240
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.058