Europe: What is Important in Life? (II)

Continued from previous post:

4. Work:

It seemed like Greeks have high regard on their work. An average of 8.69 score is obtained. This is followed by Luxembourg (8.26) and Italy (8.11). On the other hand, Britons do not deem that work is important in their lives. The same sentiment is shared among people in Netherlands, Ireland or Denmark as well.

5. Politics:

Not many people think that politics is important in their lives. People in Germany, Netherlands and Denmark think politic is slightly important to them, in compared to low score countries like Czech, Portugal and Spain.

6. Religion:

The same attitude could be said on religion as well. On overall, not many Europeans think that religion is that important in their lives, except Greeks have unusually high regard for religion (8.29 out of 10 point), followed by Italy and Ireland. On the other hand, most of the people in Czech, Sweden and Germany do not think that religion is important in their lives.

7. Voluntary Organization:

Lastly, when people asked about how important of voluntary organization in their lives, only people in Luxembourg gave relatively high score on it. On the opposite spectrum, Hungarians do not think that voluntary organization is that important in their lives.

Source: European Social Survey, 2002

4 Comments

  1. zewt said,

    May 10, 2007 at 6:02 am

    do u have the stats for asia?

  2. micpohling said,

    May 10, 2007 at 6:31 am

    So far I know this website offer similar kind of survey: http://www.asianbarometer.org/newenglish/introduction/. However, you have to pay to view the result. Another close to similar these social surveys would be World Value Survey, but it contains older data, like from 1990s.

  3. zewt said,

    May 10, 2007 at 11:19 am

    pay… aiyooo… cant la… i have no marney for it la.

  4. mich said,

    May 10, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    haha, no need to pay lar. Just checked out the World Value Survey. They have some asia countries and the latest one is around 2000 to 2003. I am abstracting the data now. The bad news is Malaysia is not in their list 😦


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