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Correlational findings

Study Berg & Veenhoven (2009): study ZZ 2005

Public:
Adults, general public, 142 countries, 2005-2009
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 25000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Face-to-face interviews, ad well as telephone interviews and computer assisted interviews

Correlate

Authors's label
Religiousness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question: How important is God in your life?
1 not important at all
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10 very important

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a r = -.30 ALL NATIONS (N=91) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a rpc = +.19 rpc controlled for wealth O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a rpc = +.14 rpc controlled for rule of law O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a r = -.29 WESTERN NATIONS ONLY ( N=22) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a rpc = -.28 rpc controlled for wealth O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a rpc = +.11 rpc controlled for rule of law

Similar correlations obtained with affective component of happiness (Affect balance) and cognitive component (Cantril ladder)