Correlational findings

Study Bond et al. (0): study ZZ World samples 2005

15-24 aged, 43 nations, 2005-2008
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 5
N = 9618
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's label
Government Restriction Index
Our Classification
Index of indicators of religion-related government restriction:
a: constitutional restrictions or restrictions based in national law or policy;
b: restrictions imposed by government officials at any level, whether codified or not;
c: use of force or coercion against religious groups by government agencies or their representatives;
d: government favoritism toward particular religious groups.

Range 0-10:
0: lowest level of religion-related government restriction
10: highest level of religion-related government restriction

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = -.32 p < .05 Macro: AVERAGE happiness by level of religion-related government restriction in 43 nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = + Micro: INDIVIDUAL happiness by INDIVIDUAL social-religious engagement