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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
Personal freedom
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of
A Official limits in freedom of abortion
B Informal limits on freedom as apparent in public rejection or acceptance of:
   - divorce
   - abortion
   - sterilization
   - homo-sexuality
   - prostitution
   - suicide
   - euthanasia
All condensed in one factor

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.44 p < .01 Average happiness by personal freedom in 40 nations