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Correlational findings

Study Goff et al. (2016): study US 2008

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 2008-2011
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1400000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
N from combined years.

Correlate

Authors's label
Inequality in life satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Standard deviation of happiness in US states. Happiness (contentment ) measured with question C-BW-c-sq-l-11.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = -.06 p < .01 AVEREAGE happiness in state by standard deviation of happiness in state. C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Beta = -.05 p < .01 Beta controlled for:
- Gender
- Age
- Marital status
- Education
- Log GDP
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Beta = -.06 p < .01 Beta additionally controlled for:
- Income inequality (GINI)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Beta = -.13 p < .01 Beta additionally controlled for:
- State dummies