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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 would prefer the country ought to be.
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 C
Period:
Area:
20 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 France23.2%
2 Czech Republic19.7%
3 Slovakia18.4%
4 Austria17.2%
5 Japan 16.9%
6 Portugal16.3%
7 United States16.1%
8 Slovenia15.3%
9 Chile14.9%
10 Germany13.7%
11 Australia13.5%
11 New Zealand13.5%
13 Hungary13.4%
14 Spain12.7%
15 Israel11.9%
16 Sweden11.6%
17 Poland11.4%
18 Latvia10.2%
19 Canada8.7%
20 Norway7.2%

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

No data for 18 countries.

Source
ISSP 1999

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -3.017391 X +7.144
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.247
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.061

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -214324.849086 X +72723.021
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.354
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.125

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -7.804072 X +81.200
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.085
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.007

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 0.449456 X +1.563
Correlation coefficient (r)0.047
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.002

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -3.449222 X +10.734
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.047
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.002