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Correlational findings

Study Samanni & Holmberg (2010): study ZZ 1999

Public:
18+ aged, general public, in 90 nations, 1999-2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 100000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Level of Democracy
Our Classification
Operationalization
Sum of civil liberties and political rights, combined with Polity IV-project results (Procedure not reported; scale reversed?)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = AVERAGE happiness by level of democracy in nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = .02 ns All nations (N=90) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.40 ns OECD-nations (N=30) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.02 ns Non-OECD-nations (N=60)

B controlled for
-Government Effectiveness
-GDP per capita
-Healthy Life Expectancy
-Post-Materialism
-Importance of God