Correlational findings

Study Muffels et al. (2012): study ZZ Europe 2008

18+ aged general public, 47 countries, 2008
Survey name:
N = 67216
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's label
Index Trust in people/institutions
Our Classification
Self report on 2 questions on:
a. Whether t most people can be trusted or that you cannot be too careful in dealing with them?
b.Confidence in institutions such as the police, parliament, the social security system, and the health care system

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OPRC = +.08 p < .05 INDIVIDUAL happiness by INDIVIDUAL trust in peole and institutions

OPRC controlled for :
- Personal characteristics
  - age, age squared, age cubed
  - gender
  - marital status
  - employmnet status
  - bad health
- Nation characteristics
  - GDP growth
  - unemployment rate
  - opinion climate
    - importance family and children
    - importance of friends
    - altruism
    - trust in people and institutions
    - importance friends
    - post-materialism: pure, mixed
    - leisure values
    - work orientation: intrinsic, extrinsic
    - work values (work ethos, work first)
    - religious values
    - traditional gender values