Here’s an interesting quiz that allows you to see “which country shares your parenting values.”
The survey, which was first held in 1980, asks about 250 questions about personal values. One question set focuses on parenting children. The respondents were asked to select which of 11 qualities they considered to be especially important for children to learn.
Our interactive is slightly different than the survey. While we ask you to rank all 11, the survey asked respondents to indicate which ones they thought were especially important. So while not an apples-to-apples comparison, our interactive gives us a good approximation of the survey results. The ranking you choose is used to compute a coefficient, a number between -1 and 1, which determines how correlated your list is to another list in the data set. 1 means the two lists are perfectly correlated while a -1 means the two lists are perfectly negatively correlated.
By aggregating the data, we can get an overall idea of what people in each country consider important qualities to teach children at home.
For example, tolerance was the most-mentioned quality by people in Sweden — 82.5 percent named it as one of the qualities they thought was important to teach children at home. About 72 percent of Americans mentioned tolerance, while just over 19 percent chose the same in Nigeria.
See all the data in a spreadsheet here.