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Correlational findings

Study Gee & Veevers (1990): study CA 1985

Public:
25-59 aged, Canada, 1995
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6621
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Religious involvement
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 Unaffiliated:persons who identify themselves as having no religion

2 Affiliated: persons who identify themselves as having a religion  but   attended religious  services less  than once a week excluding ceremonial  occasion such as weddings, baptisms   and funerals

3 Actively affiliated: persons who identify themselves as having a religion and attended services at least once a week

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-c D% = + % very satisfied with life.

          Unaffiliated  Affiliated   Actively
                                     affiliated
Whole Canada
- males        41,4        45,0         50,6
- females      44,1        46,5         52,5
O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-c tc = + p < .01 O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-c D% = + Ontario
- males         47,2        55,4        62,4
- females       40,3        50,3        56,9
O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-c tc = + p < .05 O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-c D% = - British Columbia
- males        48,7         36,3        38,3
- females      51,6         44,6        64,8
ns among females
O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-c tc = + p < .05