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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
Muslim (country level)
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Islam is the largest religion in the country
0: Orthodox Christianity

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.76 p < .05 b controls for individual characteristics:
-age
-education
-female
-married/partnered
-employment status (employed=1)
-religion:
-religious attendance
-personal religious identity
-religious affiliation dummies

b controls for national characteristics:
-freedom index (reflects government regulation of civil, religious, and political freedom)
-proportion of population in largest religion
-country level religious affiliation dummies
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.76 p < .05 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.