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Correlational findings

Study Elliott & Hayward (2009): study ZZ World samples 1999

Public:
18+aged, general public, 65 countries, 1999-2004
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 4
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 93142
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Proportion of population in largest religion
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of adherents to each country's largest religion divided by population projection.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +1.0 b controls for individual characteristics:
-age
-education
-female
-married/partnered
-employment status (employed=1)
-religion:
-religious attendance
-personal religious identity
-belong to the largest religious group dummy
-religious affiliation dummies

b controls for national characteristics:
-freedom index (reflects government regulation of civil, religious, and political freedom)
-country level religious affiliation dummies
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +1.0 b additionally controls for cross-level interactions between:
-freedom index and religious attendance
-freedom index and "am a religious person"

Method used is hierarchical linear modelling.