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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (1984): study ZZ 1974 /1

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 14 nations and regions, 1974-1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6563
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Conducted by Gallup bureaus in different countries.

Correlate

Authors's label
Suicide rates
Our Classification
Operationalization
Suicide ratio per country.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-m-11-a r = +.24 ns                   Mt happiness      Suicide
Australia             7.0             11.7
USA                   6.7             12.7
Canada                7.0             12.7
Great Britain         6.8              7.9
France                5.8             15.4
W-Germany             6.6             21.0
Italy                 5.6              5.8
Benelux               6.0             11.5
Scandinavia           7.6             20.1
Brasil                6.2             no data
Mexico                6.2              2.1
Africa (South
of the Sahara)        4.6             no data
India                 3.4             no data
Japan                 5.8             18.1

The more happiness, the higher the rate of suicide; there exists hardly any correspondence between average happiness and suicides.