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Question: How much do you agree or disagree with the statement "Without trade unions the working conditions of employees would be much worse than they are"?
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Strongly agree" "Agree".
Period:
Area:
22 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Ireland80.0%
2 Finland75.8%
3 Israel74.6%
4 Germany73.4%
5 Denmark71.7%
6 Republic of Korea68.8%
7 Portugal67.5%
8 Norway66.2%
9 Australia65.4%
10 France65.0%
11 Switzerland63.6%
12 United States61.4%
13 Mexico61.0%
14 Spain60.7%
15 Belgium59.9%
16 Japan 59.5%
17 Slovenia55.4%
18 Canada52.0%
19 New Zealand51.1%
20 Czech Republic50.0%
21 Hungary48.0%
22 Latvia46.3%

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. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 16 countries.

Source
ISSP 2005

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data22
Regression equation
Y = 2.345935 X +5.321
Correlation coefficient (r)0.415
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.172

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data22
Regression equation
Y = 141281.927787 X -38967.636
Correlation coefficient (r)0.497
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.247

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data22
Regression equation
Y = 17.628983 X +69.554
Correlation coefficient (r)0.439
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.193

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data22
Regression equation
Y = 0.673422 X +1.194
Correlation coefficient (r)0.164
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.027

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data22
Regression equation
Y = -9.353452 X +16.563
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.230
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.053