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Correlational findings

Study Rode (2013): study ZZ World samples 1995

Public:
18+ years, general public, 87 countries, 1995-2005
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 1994-2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 180000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Summed effect of all correlates
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: social trust
b: average memberships
c: importance of God
d: log GDP per capita (PPP)
e: unemployment rate
f: divorce rate
g: economic freedom
h: democracy
e: unemployment rate
f: divorce rate

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = .52 a+b+c+d O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = .52 a+b+c+d+e+f

Similar results are obtained when only poor countries and only rich countries are included in the sample.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = .58 a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = .68 Dummies for regions and period added

Unaffected by further addition of aspects of economic freedom
- size of government
- legal security
- sound money
- freedom to trade