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Correlational findings

Study Luttmer (2005): study US 1987

Public:
19+ aged couples, United States, followed 6 years, 1987-1994
Survey name:
US-NSFH combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8944
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
religion
Our Classification
Distribution
a:24%, b:8%, c:2%, d:24%, e:2%, f:5%, g:10%, h:2%, i:3%, j:2%, k:4%, l: 11%, m:2%
Operationalization
Religion of the individual:
a) Catholic (reference group)
b) No religion
c) Jewish
d) Baptist
e) Episcopalian
f) Lutheran
g) Methodist
h) Mormon
i) Presbyterian
j) Congretional
k) Protestant, no denomination
l) Other Christian
m) Other religions/missing

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.17 p < .05 none No religion (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.29 p < .05 none Jewish (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.11 none Baptist (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.09 ns none Episcopalian (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.01 ns none Lutheran (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.04 ns none Methodist (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.04 ns none Mormon (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.02 ns none Presbyterian (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.02 ns none Congregational (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.05 ns none Protestant, no denomination (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.10 p < .05 none Other Christian (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.05 ns none Other religions/missing (vs. catholic)

Beta controlled for:
- Income relative to neighborhood
- Household income
- Value of home
- Renter
- Usual working hours
- Employment status
- Gender
- Age
- Race
- Years of education
- Household size