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Question: To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? - The government should spend less on benefits for the poor.
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Strongly agree" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
28 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 France34.9%
2 Portugal25.2%
3 New Zealand21.6%
4 Hungary21.2%
5 Czech Republic18.9%
6 Poland18.1%
7 United States18.0%
8 United Kingdom17.4%
9 Slovakia17.1%
10 Turkey16.1%
11 Spain15.8%
12 Austria14.3%
13 Chile13.2%
14 Slovenia12.7%
15 Israel10.5%
16 Sweden 10.0%
17 Republic of Korea9.9%
18 Australia9.8%
19 Denmark8.7%
20 Belgium8.5%
21 Finland7.8%
22 Germany7.6%
23 Japan7.4%
24 Latvia7.1%
25 Norway6.9%
26 Estonia6.2%
27 Switzerland5.3%
28 Iceland3.1%

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 data28
Regression equation
Y = -3.070543 X +7.095
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.312
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.097

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data28
Regression equation
Y = -58027.679492 X +49598.833
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.352
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.124

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data28
Regression equation
Y = -6.581369 X +81.227
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.183
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.033

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data28
Regression equation
Y = -0.119257 X +1.693
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.024
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data28
Regression equation
Y = -10.436776 X +13.038
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.222
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.049