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Correlational findings

Study Schyns (1998): study ZZ 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 40 nations, early 1990s
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 400000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Political and civil rights
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of political and civil rights from the annual report of Freedom House(1995).
Political rights are:
- free and fair elections
- the right to organize in different political parties
- no domination by the military or totalitarian parties
Civil liberties are:
- open public discussion
- freedom of assembly and demonstration
- free professional and other private organizations

0 low rights
1 high rights

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.39 p < .05 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = -.03 ns rpc controlled for Real GDP per capita