Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (1996c): study ZZ 1990

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


Authors's label
Trust in social institutions
Our Classification
  • NATION: PERSONALITY (modal) Current modal personality in one's nation Trust in nation Trust in institutions in nation
Average reponse to survey question:
 Please tell me for each institution listed how much confidence you have in them: church, armed forces, education stystem, legal system, press, trade unions, police, parliament, civil service, major companies, social security system, European Community (Western Europe and China) / TV (other countries), NATO, American political system,
 1: none at all
 2: not very much
 3: quite a lot
 4: a great deal

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a r = -.05 Happy Life Years by Trust in social institutions in 30 countries Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a rpc = +.14 rpc controlled for buying power per capita