Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (2004b): study ZZ 1995

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleVeiligheid en Geluk. (Safety and Happiness).
SourceMuller, E.R.; Ed.: "Veiligheid Studies over Inhoud, Organisatie en Maatregelen", Kluwer, 2004, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 153 - 185
PublicAdults, general public, 65 nations, 1995 and 1997
 Argentinia, Armenia, Australia, Azerbajjan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgary, Chili, China, Colombia, Croatia, Dominican Rep., Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Georgia, West Germany, East Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldavia, Montenegro, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Puero Rico, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, USA.
 1995 and 1997
Survey nameNot available
 World Database of Happiness. Data on happiness from collection 'Happiness in Nations'. Data on nation characteristics from file 'States of Nations'
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Non probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =90000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksSee also from the same author: Happiness as a Public Policy Aim: The Greatest Happiness Principle. In: Linley, R.A.; Joseph, S.; Eds.: "Positive Psychology in Practice", Wiley, 2004, USA, 658 - 678.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Absence of corruptionN07ab01Corruption in nation
CrisisE03ERA (temporal period)
Economic FreedomN14ab01cEconomic freedom in nation
Economic FreedomN04ab11Socio-economic regime in the nation, also classified as above ↑
EducationN02ab02aLiteracy in nation
EducationN04ab11cbPublic education in nation, also classified as above ↑
Effective civil rightsN07ab03Human-rights protection in nation
Effective civil rightsN14ab01bPolitical freedom in nation, also classified as above ↑
Gender equalityN14ab02cGender inequality (women emancipation) in nation
Income equalityN14ab02dIncome inequality in nation
InformatizationN14ab04bInformatization in nation
Llthal accidentsN14ab06aLethal accicidents in nation
Murder rateN07ab02Crime on nation
Participation in voluntary associationsN14ab03cSocial cohesion in nation
Percentage of immigrants in population)N03ab05Population composition in nation
Political freedomN12NATION: POLITICS
Political freedomN14ab01bPolitical freedom in nation, also classified as above ↑
Preference for participative leadershipV02ab02Social values
Private freedomN14ab01aPrivate freedom in nations
Purchasing powerN04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
Social SecurityN04ab11ceSocial security in nation
Tolerance of minoritiesN14ab07aaAttitudes to ethnic relations in nation
Tolerance of minoritiesN14ab07aAttitudes to social relations in the nation, also classified as above ↑