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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
Rule of Law
Our Classification
Remarks
Source: World Bank 2005 (Kaufmann).
Distribution
Range: -2,5, +2,5
Operationalization
Extent to which agents have confidence in, and abide by the rules of society, perceptions of the incidence of both violent and non-violent crime, the effectiveness and predictability of the judiciary and the enforceability of contracts. 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 = +.65 Average happiness (mean) by rule of law in 78 nations.

Remark: Inequality of happiness (SD) by rule of law: r = - .63, meaning that more rule of law goes with less inequality in happiness.