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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (1984): study ZZ 1974

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

Correlate

Authors's Label
Coercion by government
Our Classification
Related specification variables
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