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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
Degree of internal war
Our Classification
Operationalization
Degree of internal war rated on the basis of the following indicators:
1. incidence of insurgent attacks;
2. actual and attempted assassinations
   of political leaders;
3. the number of people being killed in    anti-state or intergroup conflict
   situations.
Data drawn from Hibbs (1973:tabel 5.2).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-m-11-a r = -.63 ns                Mt happiness   Rate of internal
                                    war
Australia             7.0             1.9
North America         6.7             6.3
Western Europe        6.3             3.7
Latin America         6.0             5.9
Africa (South
of the Sahara)        4.6             6.0
Asia (exc. Japan)     3.8             7.7
Japan                 5.8             2.2