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Correlational findings

Study Verme (2008): study ZZ World samples 1981

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 74 countries, 1981-2004
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurv 1-5
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 267870
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Trust in people
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on a question that asks whether most people can be trusted. Responses are:
1: Most people can be trusted
0: Can't be too careful

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OLRC = +.13 p < .001 INDIVIDUAL happiness by INDIVIDUAL trust

In pooled data set:
OLRC controls for:
- individual characteristics
   -income (rank and squared rank)
   -employment
   -gender
   -age (and age squared)
   -tertiary education
   -maried
   -attitudes
    -about cheating on taxes
    -trust in people
    -trust in institutions
    -importance of family
    -importance of work
    -importance of religion
    -importance of politics
-national characteristics
-GDP (and GDP squared)
-employment rate (and squared)
-year fixed effects
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = + Separately in 74 nations.
Significantly positive in 30 nations.
Not significant in other countries.