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Correlational findings

Study Bjornskov et al. (2010): study ZZ 1981

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 55 nations, 1981-2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 135000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Belief in God
Our Classification
Operationalization
Percentage of respondents answering 'yes' to the question "Do you believe in a superior being?"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = AVERAGE happiness by average belief in God in nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.87 p < .01 All nations (N=55) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.85 p < .01 Rich nations (GDP per capita => 8000 USD, N=34)

B's controlled for
-average membership of voluntary organizations
-social trust
-honest and efficient government
-divorce rate
-unemployment rate
-post-communism
-openness to trade
-investment price level
-regional and period dummies