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Correlational findings

Study Bjornskov et al. (2008): study ZZ 1997 /1

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 70 nations, 1997-2000
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 87748
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
share of catholics
Our Classification
Operationalization
Share of catholics in population

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = Individual happiness (not average) by share of catholics in one's nation. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.00 p < .01 All (beta = +.003) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.00 p < .01 males (beta = +.003) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.00 p < .01 females (beta = +.004) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.00 p < .01 left voters (beta = +.004) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.00 p < .01 right voters (beta = +.003) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.00 p < .01 low income (beta = +.002) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.00 p < .01 middle income (beta = +.004) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.01 p < .01 high income (beta = +.005)

Beta's controlled for:

Area dummies and other institutional variables:
- share of protestants
- governance index
- legal quality
- regulatory quality
- lack of corruption
- press freedom
- confidence in parliament
- ethnic diversity
- orthodox
- share of muslims
- share of hindi
- share of buddhists
- social trust

Individual level variables:
- religion
- conservative ideology
- confidence in parliament
- trust most people
- income
- age
- gender
- education
- marital status
- children
- selfemployed
- housewife
- retired
- student
- unemployed
- service attendance (church etc.)
- belief in superior being