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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
Summed effects of current conditions
Our Classification
Operationalization
a-average membership
b-social trust
c-belief in god
d-divorce rate
e-unemployment rate
f-honest and efficient government
g-post-communism
h-openness to trade
i-investment price level
j-regional and period dummies

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = AVERAGE happiness by summed nation characteristics O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = .86 All nations (N=55) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = .80 Rich nations (GDP per capita => 8000 USD, N=34)