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Correlational findings

Study Frey et al. (2009): study FR 1973

Public:
15+ aged, general public, regions, France, 1973-2002
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 38062
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Terrorist fatalities
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of fatalities in region

Only fatalities due to international terrorism. International terrorism includes attacks by separatist groups as well attacks by domestic terrorist groups whenever foreigners are involved.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.01 p < .05 B (-.0050)controled for:
-income
-personal characteristics
-year dummies
-region dummies

B (-.0050) unaffected when additionaly controled for:
-GPD per capita growth
-Unemployment rate growth
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.00 ns B (-.0031) when living in a rural area O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.01 ns Larger effect (B -0.013) for Agnostics

B means that a terroristic fatality decreases mean happiness by .005 points (0,16 %) on the happiness scale 1-4