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Correlational findings

Study Inglehart (2010): study ZZ 1995

Public:
18+ aged general public, 89 nations, 1995- 2007
Survey name:
INT-WorldValuesSurvey 1994-2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 106800
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Importance of religion
Our Classification
Remarks
Data World values Surver 1981-2007
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Self report on single question: How important is God in your life?’
4 very important
3 rather important,
2 not very important
1 not at all important

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-*-mq-*-14-a r = + AVERAGE happiness by AVERAGE importance of religion in 77 nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a b = +.11 p < .01 no controls O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a b = +.23 p < .001 b controlled for purchasin power per capita in nation O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.09 p < .001 no controls O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.36 p < .001 b controled for purchasing power per capita in nation O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a D% = + Equally strong for 'very important' as for 'important' alike in nations with and without recent communist history O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a D% = + Strongest in middle income countries without communist history
Slight U-pattern in ex-comunist countries