Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (2000a): study ZZ 1992

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleFreedom and Happiness: A Comperative Study in Fourty-four Nations in the Early 1990s.
SourceDiener, E.; Suh, E.M.; Eds.:"Culture and Subjective Well-Being", MIT Press, 2000, Cambridge, USA, 257 - 288
PublicAdults, general public, 44 nations, early 1990's
 Argentinia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Great Britain, Bulgary, Canada, Chili, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, West Germany, East Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, IsraŽl, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA.
 Early 1990's
Survey nameNot available
 Data on both happiness in nations and further nation characteristics taken from: World Database of Happiness, States of Nations
SampleMixed samples
 Non probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =60000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, would you say you are.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy.
RemarksData on happiness taken from World Database of Happiness, collection Happiness in Nations
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
economic freedomN14ab01cEconomic freedom in nation
economic freedomN04ab11Socio-economic regime in the nation, also classified as above ↑
InclinationN02ab06dIndividualistic values in nation
InformationN02ab03bMedia attendance in narion
Opportunities + capabilitiesN14ab01Freedom in nations
Opportunities + capabilitiesN02ab06dIndividualistic values in nation, also classified as above ↑
Opportunities + capabilitiesN12NATION: POLITICS, also classified as above ↑
Opportunities + capabilitiesN04ab11Socio-economic regime in the nation, also classified as above ↑
personal freedomN14ab01aPrivate freedom in nations
political freedomN12NATION: POLITICS
political freedomN14ab01bPolitical freedom in nation, also classified as above ↑
Summed capabilitiesN02ab06dIndividualistic values in nation
Summed capabilitiesN02ab03bMedia attendance in narion, also classified as above ↑
Summed opportunitiesN14ab01Freedom in nations
Summed opportunitiesN12NATION: POLITICS, also classified as above ↑
Summed opportunitiesN04ab11Socio-economic regime in the nation, also classified as above ↑