- 18+ aged, general public, 78 nations, 1991-2001
- N = 100000
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's label
- Rule of Law
- Our Classification
- 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
Remark: Inequality of happiness (SD) by rule of law: r = - .63, meaning that more rule of law goes with less inequality in happiness.