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Question: How important is coming from a wealthy family for getting ahead in life?
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 Poland62.4%
2 Portugal55.9%
3 Spain54.4%
4 Israel50.9%
5 Slovakia47.1%
6 Chile40.3%
7 Latvia37.1%
8 Hungary34.7%
9 Austria29.5%
10 Slovenia26.7%
11 Germany26.6%
12 Australia20.9%
13 United States20.5%
14 Czech Republic19.4%
15 United Kingdom19.2%
16 Sweden19.0%
17 New Zealand16.9%
18 Canada14.8%
19 Japan 12.2%
20 France11.7%
21 Norway10.8%

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 = -1.243603 X +7.090
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.442
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.195

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = -77917.938532 X +65668.723
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.559
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.312

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = -8.206770 X +82.580
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.388
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.151

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = 0.086331 X +1.598
Correlation coefficient (r)0.039
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.002

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = -7.342860 X +12.287
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.419
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.176