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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
Political Party Affiliation
Our Classification
Operationalization
a. Republicans
b. Democrats
c. Liberals

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca D% = p < .05 % Very Happy
a. Republicans   45%
b. Democrats     30%
c. Independent   29%

The Republican/Democratic difference appears in all income categories: e.g. poor Republicans are happier than poor Democrats.
The Republican/Democrat difference exists also among conservatives: conservative Republicans being happier than conservative Democrats.