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Correlational findings

Study Napier & Jost (2008): study US 1974

Public:
Voters, USA, 1974 - 2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2536
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Political conservatism
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question.
Rated on a 7-point numerical scale: 1 (strong liberal) to 7 (strong conservative)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +.06 p < .05 B controlled for :
- Year-level country variables
  - unemployment
  - inflation
  - Republican president
  - income inequality (Gini)
- Individual variables
  - marital status
  - education
  - sexe
  - income
  - employment
  - age, age squared
  - subjective health
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = -.01 ns Interaction with Republican President O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +1.5 p < .001 Interaction with income inequality