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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
Civic disorders
Our Classification
Operationalization
'Civic disorder index' (Kurian:1979),
consisting of the following items:
incidence of:
1. political assassinations;
2. general strikes;
3. guerilla incidents;
4. government crises;
5. purges;
6. riots;
7. revolutions;
8. anti-government demonstrations.
Data drawn from Kurian (1979:57).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HV---sq-vt-3-a r = -.79 p < .01                   M happiness    Index of civic
                                 disorder
Great Britain        1.95             14.0
France               1.89             23.0
W-Germany            1.89              2.0
Italy                1.61             58.0
Belgium              2.27              3.0
The Netherlands      2.22              3.0
Luxembourg           2.03             no data
Denmark              2.54              1.0
Ireland              1.88              1.0