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Correlational findings

Study Ovaska & Takashima (2006): study ZZ 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 68 nations, 1990-2001.
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 120000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Christianity
Our Classification
Operationalization

The world was divided in 4 regions:
1: Christian nations
0: All other nations

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a b = +.18 ns Average happiness by Christian nations in 68 nations. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.87 p < .05 Average life-satisfaction by Christian nations in 68 nations.

B's controlled for:
-GDP per capita
-Economic freedom
-Political freedom
-Life expectancy
-GDP growth
-Government size
-Asia (dummy)
-Educational attainment
-Female labor participation
-Unemployment rate
-Inflation rate
-GDP per capita of neighbors
-Export
-Import
-Islam (dummy)
-Population aging