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Correlational findings

Study Bjornskov (2005): study ZZ World samples 1997

Public
18+ aged, general public, 73 nations, 1997-2000
Survey name
INT-WorldValuesSurvey 4
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Communist past
Our Classification
Remarks
The Eastern/soviet bloc existed in Europe between 1945-1991
Operationalization
Have been part of the Eastern bloc and governed by the model of the Soviet Union: one dominant political party, with marxist-leninist ideology.
1: Yes
2: No

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-*-mq-*-100-a b = -17 AVERAGE happiness, by having a communist past or not in 73 nations

B controlled for:
- social trust
- openness of the economy
- investment price level
- government share of GDP
- log GDP per capita