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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (1984): study ZZ EU 9 1975

Public:
15+ aged, general public, EU 9 member states, Western Europe, 1975
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 12996
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

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 O-HV---sq-vt-3-a r = +.56 ns                   M happiness    Rate of interest
                                 democracy
Great Britain        1.95             11
France               1.89              9
W-Germany            1.89             10
Italy                1.61              8
Belgium              2.27              9
The Netherlands      2.22             10
Luxembourg           2.03             12
Denmark              2.54             12
Ireland              1.88              9