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Question: How important is knowing the right people 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 Slovakia75.0%
2 Poland74.8%
3 Austria71.3%
4 Israel69.5%
5 Spain66.1%
6 Portugal61.9%
7 Chile61.1%
8 Germany60.9%
9 Slovenia60.0%
10 Latvia59.5%
11 Sweden56.5%
12 Canada51.0%
13 Czech Republic48.8%
14 United States47.2%
15 Hungary41.9%
16 United Kingdom41.7%
17 France41.5%
18 Australia39.7%
19 New Zealand36.5%
20 Norway33.3%
21 Japan 19.7%

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 = -0.183911 X +6.814
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.060
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.004

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = -54667.876520 X +70711.152
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.413
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.171

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = -6.940837 X +84.133
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.384
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.147

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = 0.337009 X +1.420
Correlation coefficient (r)0.153
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.023

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = -5.496180 X +13.007
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.289
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.084