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Correlational findings

Study Flavin et al. (2011): study ZZ Developed nations 2005

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 15 Industrialized Democracies, 2005-2009.
Survey name:
INT-WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 10405
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Trust in others
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
"Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you nee dto be  very careful indealing with people?"
1: most people can be trusted
0: need to be very careful

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.23 p < .01 INDIVIDUAL happiness by individual interpersonal trust

B controlled for:
-National characteristics
  -Size of the state
  -GDP
  -Unemployment rate
  -Individualism
-Individual characteristics  
  -Income
  -Education
  -Health
  -Female
  -Age
  -Married
  -Unemployed
  -Church attendance
  -Religion

Controlled for tax revenue as a measure of the size of the state, same results if controlled for government share of GDP, social wage, or social welfare expenditures.