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Correlational findings

Study Bjornskov et al. (2007): study ZZ 1997

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 74 nations, 1997-2001
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 3
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 120000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
rightwing (vs left)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
"In political matters, people talk of "the left" and "the right". How would you place your views on this scale, generally speaking?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10.
Left              Right

Scale reduced to:
0 Leftwing; 1 Rightwing

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a D% = + p < .05 % very happy
0: Leftwing-voters  41,2%
1: Rightwing-voters 47,1%
   Difference      + 5,9%