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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
Religious diversity
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of religious diversity. Each country receives a score between 0 and 1. The higher the score, the greater the religious diversity.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a r = -.25 AVERAGE HAPPINESS by RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY in 142 nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a rpc = -.30 rpc controlled for wealth O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a rpc = -.31 rpc controlled for rule of law O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a r = +.10 Average happiness by religious diversity in 22 western nations only O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a rpc = +.22 rpc controlled for wealth O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a rpc = -.13 rpc controlled for rule of law A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b r = -.06 AVRAGE HAPPINESS (Affect) by religious diversity in 142 nations A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b rpc = -.08 rpc controlled for wealth