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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (2000a): study ZZ 1992

Public:
Adults, general public, 44 nations, early 1990's
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 60000
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 = +.39 p < .01 Average happiness by personal freedom in 46 nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = +.11 ns Average happiness by personal freedom in 46 nations controlled for wealth in nation O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = -.21 ns Average happiness by economic freedom in 20  nations with low capability to choose O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = -.10 ns Average happiness by personal freedom in 20  nations with low capability to choose controlled for wealth in nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.58 p < .01 Average happiness by personal freedom in 25 nations with high capability to choose O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = +.37 ns Average happiness by personal freedom in 25 nations with high capability to choose controlled for wealth in nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = -.25 ns Average happiness by personal freedom in 22 poor nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.38 ns Average happiness by personal freedom in 25 rich nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a = Data on happiness taken from World Database of Happiness, collection Happiness in Nations