Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (2007e): study ZZ 1995

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleLe Bonheur du plus grand Nombre comme But des Politiques Sociales. (The Greatest Happiness Principle: Happiness as an Public Policy).
SourceRevue Québécoise de Psychologie, 2007, Vol. 28, 35- 60
PublicAdults, general public, 90 nations, 1995-2000
 Albania, Algeria, Angola (4), Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia (4), Bosnia, Brazil, Britain, Bulgaria ,Canada, Chile, China (1), Colombia (5), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana(4), Greece, Guatemala (4), Honduras (4), Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast (4), Japan, Jordan, Kenya (4), Kuwait (4), Kyrgezigstan, Latvia, Lebanon(4), Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mali (4), Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal (4), Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South-Africa, South-Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan (4), Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Survey nameNot available
 Data on both happiness in nations and further nation characteristics taken from: World Database of Happiness, States of Nations.
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Non probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =140000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksSee also (by 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
Economic developmentN04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
Government effectivenessN12ab07Quality of government in nation