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Question: To what extent do you agree or disagree? - Married people are generally happier than unmarried people.
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither Agree Nor Disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Strongly agree" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
25 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Hungary52.7%
2 Poland51.7%
3 Israel50.6%
4 Latvia46.6%
5 Slovakia45.8%
6 Australia44.1%
7 Slovenia42.1%
8 Germany40.7%
9 Czech Republic40.5%
10 Austria36.0%
11 Japan 35.5%
12 Mexico33.5%
13 Ireland32.6%
14 Chile31.1%
15 Finland26.5%
16 Portugal26.0%
17 United States25.1%
18 Spain24.8%
19 New Zealand24.5%
20 Denmark23.6%
21 Netherlands22.7%
22 France21.5%
23 Belgium16.8%
23 Norway16.8%
25 Switzerland15.7%

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 13 countries.

Source
ISSP 2002

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = -1.658953 X +7.350
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.373
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.139

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = -118302.602375 X +85779.161
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.503
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.253

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = -15.818595 X +85.188
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.482
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.232

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 0.777475 X +1.379
Correlation coefficient (r)0.274
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.075

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 0.741888 X +9.770
Correlation coefficient (r)0.029
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001