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Correlational findings

Study Veroff et al. (1981): study US 1976

Public:
21+ aged, general public, USA, 1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2264
Non Response:
29%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Religion
Our Classification
Operationalization
a. Baptist                           
b. Methodist                           c. Lutheran          
d. Presbyterian      
e. Fundamentalist   
f. Other protestant groups
g. Catholic
h. Jewish
i. No preference

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa D% = % not too happy:            1957       1976

- Baptist                    16         12
- Methodist                   7          8
- Lutheran                    6          9
- Presbyterian               14          8
- Fundamentalist              9         10
- Other Prot. Groups          8         11
- Catholic                   12         10
- Jewish                     16         19
- No Preference              14         13

Effect persists after control for age, sex and education. Interaction effects exist.