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Question: How well he or she does the job ? how important do you think that ought to be in deciding pay?
Choices: "Essential" "Very important" "Fairly important" "Not very important" "Not important at all"
Data: % of "Essential" "Very important"
Period:
Area:
21 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States91.8%
2 Austria91.4%
2 Germany91.4%
4 New Zealand88.6%
5 Israel87.8%
6 Slovakia86.6%
7 Canada86.5%
8 Australia85.2%
9 Hungary84.0%
10 Sweden81.2%
11 Czech Republic80.9%
12 Portugal80.3%
13 Latvia79.9%
14 Japan 79.8%
15 France79.6%
16 Chile77.7%
17 United Kingdom77.5%
18 Poland77.0%
19 Norway75.4%
20 Spain74.1%
21 Slovenia72.8%

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

No data for 17 countries.

Source
ISSP 1999

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = 2.862019 X +4.359
Correlation coefficient (r)0.367
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.135

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = 103513.911572 X -42994.862
Correlation coefficient (r)0.268
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.072

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = -5.210562 X +84.406
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.089
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.008

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = 1.834163 X +0.114
Correlation coefficient (r)0.301
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.091

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = 3.655496 X +7.070
Correlation coefficient (r)0.075
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.006