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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
Religion
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: Protestant
b: Muslim
c: Orthodox
d: Hindu
e: Buddhdist
f: Jewish
g: Catholic
h: Other confessional groups (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.02 ns INDIVIDUAL happiness by individual religion (vs other)

Protestant
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.44 p < .05 Muslim O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.06 ns Orthodox O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.53 p < .05 Hindu O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.14 ns Buddhist O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.26 ns Jewish O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.08 ns Catholic

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


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.