- 18+aged, general public, 65 countries, 1999-2004
- Survey name:
- WorldValuesSurvey 4
- N = 93142
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's label
- Religious attendance
- Our Classification
- Frequency of attendance at religious services, from 1 (never) to 7 (more than once per week).
Observed Relation with Happiness
-employment status (employed=1)
-personal religious identity
-belong to the largest religious group dummy
-religious affiliation dummies
-freedom index (reflects government regulation of civil, religious, and political freedom)
-proportion of population in largest religion
-country level religious affiliation dummies
-freedom index and religious attendance
-freedom index and "am a religious person"
The positive effect of religious on happiness falls as the regulation index increases, based on the coefficient of the interaction term.
Method used is hierarchical linear modelling.