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Question: How important do you personally think high income is in a job?
Choices: "Very important" "Important" "Neither important nor unimportant" "Not important" "Not important at all"
Data: % of "Very important"
Period:
Area:
20 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Poland96.2%
2 Hungary95.9%
3 Slovenia93.8%
4 Israel90.5%
5 Spain88.0%
6 Portugal82.4%
7 Italy81.5%
8 Germany80.7%
9 Japan 80.2%
10 United States79.6%
11 Canada78.4%
12 Czech Republic78.1%
13 France77.0%
14 United Kingdom76.4%
15 Sweden69.4%
16 Norway68.8%
17 New Zealand67.0%
18 Switzerland60.7%
19 Netherlands58.2%
20 Denmark55.9%

Note
Can't choose Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 18 countries.

Source
ISSP 1997

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -2.895475 X +9.080
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.688
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.473

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -135768.476040 X +154084.362
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.675
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.456

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -10.904388 X +89.528
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.456
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.208

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 0.138361 X +1.507
Correlation coefficient (r)0.044
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.002

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 0.029417 X +9.362
Correlation coefficient (r)0.001
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000