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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (1999a): study ZZ 1992

Public:
Adults, general public, 43 nations, early 1990's
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 50000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Economic liberty
Our Classification
Operationalization
Expert ratings of economic freedom in nations on four aspects:
a: security of the money one has
b: freedom to produce/consume what one wants
c: freedom to keep what one earns
d: freedom of exchange
Here a sumscore is used.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.73 p < .01 Average happiness by economic freedom in 38 nations