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Question: How important is a person's religion 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:
30 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Israel25.6%
2 Turkiye19.3%
3 United States12.2%
4 Republic of Korea11.7%
4 Slovakia11.7%
6 Poland11.6%
7 Chile10.9%
8 Austria9.9%
9 Hungary9.5%
10 Slovenia9.1%
11 Portugal8.9%
12 United Kingdom8.8%
13 Belgium8.5%
14 Czech Republic7.3%
14 Germany7.3%
16 Spain7.1%
17 Iceland6.0%
18 Denmark5.9%
18 Switzerland5.9%
20 Italy5.4%
21 Finland5.3%
22 Australia5.2%
23 Lithuania5.0%
24 Sweden4.7%
25 New Zealand4.6%
26 France4.3%
27 Japan 3.8%
28 Estonia3.6%
28 Norway3.6%
30 Latvia2.5%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Belgium: unweighted sum of Flanders and Wallony. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 8 countries.

Source
ISSP 2009

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -3.612938 X +7.005
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.271
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.073

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -100709.410768 X +51564.983
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.207
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.043

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -11.344611 X +81.104
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.161
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.026

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = 3.785524 X +1.281
Correlation coefficient (r)0.529
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.280

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -29.238464 X +12.965
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.339
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.115