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Correlational findings

Study Taylor et al. (2006): study US 2005

Public:
Adults, general public, USA, 2005
Survey name:
PEW survey 2005
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3014
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Church Attendence
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report of attendence to religious services, full question not mentioned
3. weekly or more
2. monthly or less
1. seldom or never

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca D% = p < .05                 % Very Happy
3. weekly or more    43%
2. monthly or less   31%
1. seldom or never   26%

Same pattern applies within all major religious denominations.