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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
Coercion by government
Our Classification
Operationalization
Degree of government coercion rated on the basis of the following criteria:
1. the extent to which civil rights are    violated;
2. the extent to which political
   opposition is oppressed;
3. how undemocratic the policy is.
Data drawn from Feierabend & Feierabend (1972:160) and Bertrand (1981:195).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-m-11-a r = -.76 p < .05                   Mt happiness   Rate of coercion
Australia             7.0             1.0
North America         6.7             1.0
Western Europe        6.3             2.3
Latin America         6.0             3.3
Africa (South
of the Sahara)        4.6             5.5
Asia (exc. Japan)     3.8             3.3
Japan                 5.8             3.0