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Question: How important do you personally think being interesting is in a job?
Choices: "Very important" "Important" "Neither important nor unimportant" "Not important" "Not important at all"
Data: % of "Very important"
Period:
Area:
24 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Switzerland98.8%
2 Ireland97.8%
2 Norway97.8%
4 France97.4%
5 New Zealand97.1%
6 Australia96.8%
6 Denmark96.8%
8 Canada96.4%
8 Israel96.4%
10 United Kingdom95.9%
11 Finland95.8%
12 Sweden94.9%
13 Belgium94.8%
14 Germany94.6%
14 Portugal94.6%
16 United States94.5%
17 Slovenia94.2%
18 Mexico92.5%
19 Republic of Korea91.1%
20 Spain90.3%
21 Latvia89.8%
22 Czech Republic86.9%
23 Hungary80.9%
24 Japan 76.6%

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 = 6.051608 X +1.160
Correlation coefficient (r)0.623
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.388

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = 276485.220158 X -208770.710
Correlation coefficient (r)0.580
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.336

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = 19.692900 X +62.302
Correlation coefficient (r)0.290
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.084

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = 1.720785 X +0.007
Correlation coefficient (r)0.251
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.063

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = -14.534725 X +24.200
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.208
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.043