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Question: Do you agree or disagree that practicing a religion helps people to gain comfort in times of trouble or sorrow?
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Strongly agree" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
30 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States95.4%
2 Switzerland91.0%
3 New Zealand90.2%
4 Denmark89.0%
5 Chile88.9%
5 Turkiye88.9%
7 Slovenia88.3%
8 Ireland87.9%
9 Netherlands87.5%
9 Norway87.5%
9 United Kingdom87.5%
12 Finland86.2%
13 Australia86.1%
14 Sweden85.6%
15 Israel84.1%
16 Republic of Korea84.0%
17 Portugal83.8%
18 Italy83.5%
19 Germany83.4%
20 Poland82.7%
21 Spain82.1%
22 Slovakia80.6%
23 France79.7%
24 Mexico76.3%
25 Latvia75.9%
26 Belgium75.1%
27 Czech Republic71.0%
28 Austria69.7%
29 Hungary59.6%
30 Japan 55.6%

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 = 1.903547 X +5.141
Correlation coefficient (r)0.263
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.069

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = 115587.491643 X -50245.334
Correlation coefficient (r)0.399
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.159

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = 7.901622 X +73.669
Correlation coefficient (r)0.192
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.037

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = 0.395729 X +1.278
Correlation coefficient (r)0.102
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.010

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -5.851954 X +14.728
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.135
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.018