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Question: Do you agree that there is little that people can do to change the course of their lives?
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Strongly agree" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
30 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Turkiye52.4%
2 Italy38.3%
3 Chile36.5%
4 Portugal36.2%
5 Mexico35.5%
6 Poland34.4%
7 Israel29.7%
8 Slovenia28.1%
9 Slovakia26.4%
10 Hungary24.3%
11 Spain21.1%
12 Belgium21.0%
12 Ireland21.0%
14 Czech Republic19.3%
14 Germany19.3%
16 United Kingdom19.1%
17 Austria18.0%
18 Sweden17.2%
19 Republic of Korea16.8%
20 Switzerland15.7%
21 Japan 15.2%
22 Denmark14.9%
23 Latvia14.4%
24 Netherlands13.5%
25 France12.6%
26 Australia11.7%
27 United States11.4%
28 Finland11.0%
29 New Zealand9.8%
30 Norway8.5%

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. Italy: unweighted sum of 2008 and 2010 surveys. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 8 countries.

Source
ISSP 2008

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -4.190143 X +7.619
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.680
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.462

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -148328.177230 X +77110.899
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.602
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.362

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -14.160610 X +83.250
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.405
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.164

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = 0.429515 X +1.509
Correlation coefficient (r)0.131
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.017

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -21.021104 X +14.493
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.570
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.325