- 18+ aged, general public, 78 nations, 1991-2001
- N = 100000
- Non Response
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's Label
- Voice and Accountability
- Our Classification
- Source: World Bank 2005 (Kaufmann).
- Range: -2,5, +2,5
- 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
Remark: Inequality of happiness (SD) by political democracy: r = -.51, meaning that more political democracy goes with less inequality in happiness.