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Correlational findings

Study Helliwell & Huang (2006): study ZZ 1981

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

Correlate

Authors's label
godn: Importance of god
Our Classification
Operationalization
National average response to "How important is God in your life?"
1
:
10

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +1.3 p < .01 ALL nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +1.4 p < .01 POOR nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +1.3 p < .01 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