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Correlational findings

Study Buttel et al. (1977): study US Wisconsin 1974

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Winconsin, USA, 1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 548
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Political cynism
Our Classification
Operationalization
4-item index. The respondents were asked whether they agreed to the following statements:
1. The world is run by the few people
   in power, and there is not much the
   little guy can do about it.
2. Big business has too much power.
3. A poor man doesn't stand a fair
   change in the law courts.
4. The democracy is limited in the USA
   because of the special privileges
   enjoyed by business and industry.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-u-mq-v-7-a r = -.16 p < .05 M-CO-u-mq-v-7-a rpc = -.12 Rpc controlled for age, aducation, family income, place of residence, organizational membership,  contact with friends and relatives and marital
status.