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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
Related specification variables
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