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Correlational findings

Study Ott (2005): study ZZ 1991

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 78 nations, 1991-2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 100000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Voice and Accountability
Our Classification
Operationalization
The extent to which citizens of a country are able to participate in the selection of governments and the independence of the media. Includes a number of indicators measuring various aspects of the political process, civil liberties and political rights. Scores based on cross-country perceptions of enterprise, citizens and experts. Data from 37 sources, constructed by 31 organizations.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.60 Average happiness (mean) by political democracy in 78 nations.

Remark: Inequality of happiness (SD) by political democracy: r = -.51, meaning that more political democracy goes with less inequality in happiness.