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Correlational findings

Study Okulicz-Kozaryn (2011): study ZZ 1999

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 70 nations, 1999-2008
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurv 1-5
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 21486
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
religious fractionalization
Our Classification
Operationalization
Fractionalization is measured by the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to two different religious groups: it equals one if everybody belongs to
different group and it equals zero if everybody belongs to the same group.
Fractionalisation measures the degree to which religious groups are fragmented in a
country – the higher the value of an index the more religious groups in a country

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -2.5 p < .001 B controlled for:
-person-level:
- Religion
   -Religious
   -Belong to religious organization
   -Religion important in life
   -Believe in God
   -God important in life
   -Attend religious services
   -Belong to religious denomination
-Socio-demographics
   -Age
   -Income
   -Health
   -Married
   -Divorced
   -Unemployed
-country-level:
-institutional quality index (KKZ)
-Gross Domestic Product (GDP)