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Correlational findings

Study Helliwell & Huang (2006): study ZZ 1981

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 72 nations, 1981-2000
Survey name:
INT-WorldValuesSurv 1-5
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 163000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
trustnat: General Trust
Our Classification
Remarks
WVS
Operationalization
National average response to "Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you cant be too careful in dealing with people?"
1
:
10

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +1.6 p < .01 All nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +1.8 p < .05 POOR nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.89 ns RICH nations

B's controlled for:
- govdo: average of:
  - government effectiveness
  - regulatory qualitiy
  - rule of law
  - control of corruption
- govdem: average of:
  - voice & accountability
  - political stability
- Income p/c
- Importance of god

Rich: < half of US national income in 1995
Poor: > half of US national income in 1995