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Table 1.1 Students’ sense of meaning in life

From: Five Eyes to Educate Global Citizens. The Need for a Useful Theory of Global Education

 Percentage of students who agreed or strongly agreed with the following statement
My life has clear meaning or purposeI have discovered a satisfactory meaning in lifeI have a clear sense of what gives meaning to my life
Panama868285
Albania908086
Indonesia939089
North Macedonia858186
Dominican Republic857982
Peru878384
Mexico868183
Colombia888083
Kosovo898087
Costa Rica857579
Baku (Azerbaijan)847682
Kazakhstan887784
Philippines848385
Jordan827382
Thailand868389
Morocco847482
Belarus888381
United Arab Emirates807478
Saudi Arabia856586
Vietnam888090
Montenegro817376
Moldova857481
Bosnia and Herzegovina827781
Qatar767277
Romania797474
Lebanon726877
Switzerland737171
Chile756770
Croatia776871
Serbia766873
Austria696570
Turkey816466
United States716569
Lithuania726371
Russia736873
Germany686568
Malaysia856076
France726965
Spain706668
Georgia786175
Korea676568
Portugal706871
Luxembourg696667
B-S-J-Z (China)775771
Brazil766765
Brunei Darussalam766776
Uruguay696570
Argentina715872
Finland667071
Bulgaria766067
Greece636668
Slovenia686567
OECD average686266
Ukraine765368
Belgium (Flemish)716568
Denmark626368
Hong Kong (China)696467
Slovak Republic665966
Malta666367
Estonia676164
Poland665666
Latvia646165
Iceland655460
Australia625964
Italy675662
Sweden605763
Hungary745048
Netherlands635364
Ireland605360
Czech Republic595257
Macao (China)604856
United Kingdom575258
Chinese Taipei644352
Japan564140
  1. Source OECD (2019d, Table III.B1.11.14)