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Question: These five diagrams show different types of society. Please read the descriptions and look at the diagrams and decide which you think best describes is the country today.
Type AType BType CType DType E
A small elite at the top, very few people in the middle and the great mass of people at the bottom.A society like a pyramid with a small elite at the top, more people in the middle, and most at the bottom.A pyramid except that just a few people are at the bottom.A society with most people in the middle.Many people near the top, and only a few near the bottom.

Data: % of Type B
Period:
Area:
30 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Israel55.8%
2 France53.6%
3 Chile48.0%
4 Estonia46.6%
5 United Kingdom41.9%
6 Spain41.2%
7 Italy41.0%
8 Slovakia39.1%
9 United States38.9%
10 Japan 38.5%
11 Lithuania36.2%
11 Portugal36.2%
13 Turkiye35.9%
14 Germany35.4%
15 Czech Republic35.1%
16 Republic of Korea35.0%
17 Belgium34.5%
18 New Zealand33.0%
18 Poland33.0%
20 Hungary32.3%
21 Slovenia31.5%
22 Australia29.5%
23 Austria26.5%
24 Switzerland24.8%
25 Finland23.7%
26 Sweden23.3%
27 Latvia20.2%
28 Iceland18.6%
29 Norway10.9%
30 Denmark10.7%

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 = -2.140024 X +7.431
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.356
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.127

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -107759.044780 X +79644.873
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.493
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.243

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -3.390662 X +81.319
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.107
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.011

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = 0.714194 X +1.349
Correlation coefficient (r)0.222
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.049

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -8.700093 X +13.507
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.224
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.050