Correlational findings

Study Napier & Jost (2008): study US 2000

Voters, before and after presidential election, USA, 2000
N = 1142
Non Response
not reported
Interview: Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI)
T1: face-to-face or telephone interview; T2: telephone interview


Authors's Label
Political orientation
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Inter item correlation: r=.46; p>.001
Scores adjusted for non response, within-household selection, poststratification of age and education, and attrition from T1 to T2.
Mean of responses on 2 questions:
a: ideology: (liberal vs conservative)
b: party affiliation (Democrats vs Republican).
Each rated on a 7-point numerical scale: 1 strong liberal/Democrat to 7 strong conservative/Republican.

Assessed at T1

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SL?-?-sq-v-3-a = T1 political orientation, by T2 happiness O-SL?-?-sq-v-3-a b = +.25 p < .001 no control O-SL?-?-sq-v-3-a b = +.15 p < .05 B controlled for:
- Income
- Education
- Sex
- Age
- Marital status
- Employment status
- Church attendance
- Need of recognition
O-SL?-?-sq-v-3-a b = +.09 ns B additionally controlled for:
- Rationalization of inequality

B mean point happiness (1-10) more or less per point (1-7) political preference