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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
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 = -.67 p < .005                   Mt happiness     Coercion
Australia             7.0             1.0
USA                   6.7             1.0
Canada                7.0             1.0
Great Britain         6.8             1.0
France                5.8             3.0
W-Germany             6.6             2.0
Italy                 5.6             2.0
Benelux               6.0             1.0
Scandinavia           7.6             1.0
Brasil                6.2             3.0
Mexico                6.2             2.0
Africa (South
of the Sahara)        4.6             5.5
India                 3.4             3.0
Japan                 5.8             3.0