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Question: Do you agree that religious leaders should not try to influence government decisions?
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Strongly agree" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
24 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Japan 87.4%
2 Austria82.8%
3 Spain81.0%
4 Ireland79.1%
5 Portugal78.6%
6 Denmark78.5%
7 Slovenia78.3%
8 Poland77.0%
9 Italy75.9%
10 Hungary74.5%
11 Germany74.4%
12 France73.7%
13 Slovakia73.4%
14 Netherlands68.8%
15 Latvia68.4%
16 Chile68.0%
17 Canada67.9%
17 Czech Republic67.9%
19 United States65.7%
20 Norway63.8%
21 Australia63.1%
22 Israel62.4%
23 Switzerland56.8%
24 New Zealand54.8%

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

No data for 14 countries.

Source
ISSP 1998

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = -2.764413 X +8.750
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.476
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.227

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = -110327.926987 X +126773.982
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.337
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.114

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = -0.450343 X +80.748
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.011
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = -1.629917 X +2.783
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.392
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.154

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = -3.539887 X +12.224
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.103
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.011