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Correlational findings

Study Ott (2010): study ZZ 2006 /1

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Multiple nations, 2006
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1300000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Democratic Good Governance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Average score on:
-voice and accountability
-political stability and absence of violence

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = +.60 p < .00 Average happiness by Democratic Good Governance C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = -.17 p < .05 rpc controlled for Technical Good Governance, = average score on (WGI, 2008):
-government effectiveness
-regulatory quality
-rule of law
-control of corruption
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = +.56 p < .01 rpc controlled for government consumption C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = +.46 p < .01 rpc controlled for transfers & subsidies C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = +.45 p < .01 rpc controlled for government enterprises & investments C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = +.60 p < .01 rpc controlled for tax rate

Correlation between democratic good governance and happiness depends on technical good governance, but is independent of the size of governments.