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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (1984): study ZZ 1974

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 55 nations, 1974-1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8433
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Conducted by Gallup bureaus in different countries.

Correlate

Authors's label
GNP per capita
Our Classification
Operationalization
GNP data from the World Bank Atlas, 1977.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-m-11-a r = +.84 p < .01                   Mt happiness   $ GNP per capita
Australia             7.0             5700
North America         6.7             7102
Western Europe        6.3             4731
Latin America         6.0             1048
Africa (South
of the Sahara)        4.6              435
Asia (exc. Japan)     3.8              219
Japan                 5.8             4450