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Question: How important do you personally think being useful to society is in a job?
Choices: "Very important" "Important" "Neither important nor unimportant" "Not important" "Not important at all"
Data: % of "Very important"
Period:
Area:
27 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States47.4%
2 Spain46.7%
3 Israel45.7%
4 Chile45.5%
5 Mexico44.3%
6 Austria41.2%
7 Slovenia31.1%
8 New Zealand29.9%
9 Belgium29.4%
10 Australia27.7%
11 Iceland27.6%
12 Latvia27.3%
13 Slovakia26.3%
14 Switzerland26.0%
15 France25.7%
16 Denmark24.6%
17 United Kingdom23.2%
18 Hungary22.9%
19 Czech Republic21.9%
20 Poland21.2%
21 Germany21.1%
22 Lithuania17.9%
23 Sweden17.8%
24 Estonia17.5%
25 Norway17.2%
26 Finland16.2%
27 Japan 15.5%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded.

No data for 11 countries.

Source
ISSP 2015

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.436419 X +6.963
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.092
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.008

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -21369.862037 X +50806.130
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.090
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.008

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -4.203903 X +80.889
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.110
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.012

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 0.985843 X +1.360
Correlation coefficient (r)0.319
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.102

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -13.151934 X +14.345
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.394
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.155