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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (1996c): study ZZ 1990

Public:
Adults, general public, 48 nations, around 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 75000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
% belief in God
Our Classification
  • NATION: CULTURE Current cultural conditions the nation Religion in nation
Operationalization
Average response to survey question:
 Which statement comes closest to your beliefs?
 a: There is a personal God
 b: There is some spitit or life force c: I don't know what to think
 d: There is no sort of spirit, God or life force
 % score of a

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a r = +.24 Happy Life Years by % belief in God in 37 nations Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a rpc = +.30 rpc controlled for buying power per capita