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Correlational findings

Study Bjornskov (2006): study ZZ 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 80 nations, 1990-2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 800000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Social/generalised trust
Our Classification
Operationalization
Response to survey question:
In general, do you think that most people can be trusted, or can't you be too careful?
1 yes
0 no

% in nation answering 'yes'

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = +.25 ns % happy by social or generalised trust in 80 nations. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa b = +.28 p < .05 N=33 B controlled for variables at country-level:
-GDP
-trade openness
-post communist
-inflation
-social norms in nation
-associational activity in nation