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Correlational findings

Study Frey et al. (2009): study ZZ Various nation sets 1975

Public:
15+ aged, general public, regions, United Kingdom and Ireland, 1975-2002
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 62320
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Terrostic 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 = -.00 p < .01 B (-.00064)controled for:
-income
-personal characteristics
-year dummies
-region dummies

Larger effect B (-.00076) when additionaly controled for:
-GPD per capita growth
-Unemployment rate growth
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.00 p < .01 Smaller effect (B -.00045) when an individual lives in a rural area O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.00 ns Larger effect (B -0.00121) for Agnostics O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.00 ns Larger effect (B -0.00096) for Catholics

B means that a terroristic fatality decreases mean happiness by .00064 points (0,0213 %) on the happiness scale 1-4