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Correlational findings

Study Ott (2010): study ZZ 2006

Public:
15+ aged, general public, Multiple nations, 2006
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll 2006-2011
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 127000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Size of government
Our Classification
Operationalization
as measured by:
-government consumption
-transfers and subsidies
-government enterprises
-top marginal tax rate

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = +.44 p < .01 AVERAGE happiness by size  of government as measured by government consumption in 127 nations C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = +.14 ns if controlled for technical quality C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = +.28 p < .05 if controlled for democratic quality C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = +.53 p < .01 size of government as measured by transfers and subsidies C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = +.15 ns if controlled for technical quality of government C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = +.27 ns if controlled for democratic quality C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = -.55 p < .01 size of government as measured by government enterprises C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = -.19 ns if controlled for technical quality C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = -.26 ns if controlled for democratic quality C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = +.25 p < .01 size of government as measured by top marginal tax rate C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = +.05 ns if controlled for technical quality C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = +.05 ns if controlled for democratic quality

(>>correlation between size of government and happiness depends heavily on the quality of government)