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Correlational findings

Study Moser-Peters (1969): study NL Utrecht 1967

Public:
21-65 aged general public, City of Utrecht,The Netherlands, 1967
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 300
Non Response:
14% unattainable etc.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Church attendance.
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed question: never / sometimes / once a week.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-c G = +.27 p < .01 Stronger among Protestants (025)
Not among Catholics (ns)

When the non-religious were compared with the religious it appeared that those attending church once a week are about  as happy as the non-religious. Those attending church sometimes, and especially religious Ss who never attend church are less happy.