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Correlational findings

Study Fleche (2015): study SY 1999

Public:
14+ aged general public, Switserland, followed 12 years 1999-2012
Survey name:
CH-SHP pooled waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 15000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Religion
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 religious
   a Catholic
   b Protestant
   c Other  religion
0 no religion

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h b-fix = +.02 ns Catholic    (vs no religion) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h b-fix = +.08 p < .05 Protestant  (vs no religion) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h b-fix = +.03 ns Other religion (vs no religion)

b-fix controled for:
- personal characteristics
  - sexe
  - age
  - personal income
  - marital status
  - employment status
  - education
  - language
  - political preference
  - foreign born
- Centralization reform in canton

Unaffected by additional control for
- canton characteristics
  - income per capita
  - unemployment rate
- municipal population size