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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 =
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 Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.17 p < .05 No religion (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.29 p < .05 Jewish (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.11 Baptist (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.09 ns Episcopalian (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.01 ns Lutheran (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.04 ns Methodist (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.04 ns Mormon (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.02 ns Presbyterian (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.02 ns Congregational (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.05 ns Protestant, no denomination (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.10 p < .05 Other Christian (vs. catholic) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.05 ns 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