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Correlational findings

Study Cantril (1965): study ZZ 1960

Public:
20+ aged general public, 14 countries, ±1960
Survey name:
Cantril World Survey
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 18653
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
by native interviewer

Correlate

Authors's label
Report of national fears concerning political situation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Content analysis of responses on open- ended question on fears and worries for the future of one's country. Responses rated as concerning dishonest govern- ment; inefficient governement; commu- nism; no democracy or representative government; fear country will become socialistic; lack or loss of freedom; lack of law and order; disunity among people of the nation; political insta- bility, chaos, civil war; high or in- creased taxes; etc.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a G = -.04 p < .01 U-shaped curve: moderately happy people being least concerned with politics.