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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
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.