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Correlational findings

Study Gurin et al. (1960): study US 1957

Public:
21+ aged, general public, USA,1957
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2460
Non Response:
13%; 5% not at home, 8% refusals
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview at home

Correlate

Authors's label
Church attendance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Direct question: never / a few times a year / a few times a month / once a week / more than once a week.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.14 p < .01 Analysis on the basis of the answers of Catholics and Protestants only.

Catholics   : G' = +.20 (01)
U-shaped curve: Those who attend church once a week are most happy.
Protestants : G' = +.11 (01)