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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
Degree of 'interest democracy'
Our Classification
Operationalization
Degree to which the political system leaves room for non-parliamentary articulation of interest; based on the following indicators:
1. influence of 'organized' interest
   groups;
2. limitedness of the role of
   'institutional interest groups';
3. limitedness of the role of
   'ascriptive interest groups';
4. limitedness of the role of
   'irregular interest groups'.
Data drawn from Bertrand (1981:162).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-m-11-a r = +.80 p < .001                   Mt happiness    Interest
                                  democracy
Australia             7.0             12
USA                   6.7             10
Canada                7.0              9
Great Britain         6.8             11
France                5.8              9
W-Germany             6.6             10
Italy                 5.6              8
Benelux               6.0             10
Scandinavia           7.6             12
Brasil                6.2              5
Mexico                6.2              5
Africa (South
of the Sahara)        4.6              2
India                 3.4              3
Japan                 5.8              6