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Correlational findings

Study Caplovitz & Sherrow (1977): study US 1961

Public:
College seniors, USA, 1961
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 29677
Non Response:
18%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Religious identification
Our Classification
Operationalization
Two questions:
A In which religion were you being raised?
B What is your religion now?
- Protestant
- Catholic
- Jewish
- other
- none
On the basis of these answers Ss were categorized as either:
1. Identifiers (individuals who still adhered the religion of their parents).                            2.Apostates (individuals being raised in a certain religion but at the time   of the interview adhered to none).

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Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-sq-v-2-a D% = % happy     Identifiers  Apostates  D%
Jews           39          26       13
Protestants    53          33       20
Catholics      46          28       18
O-HP-g-sq-v-2-a G = -.37 Jews       : G'=-.29                       Protestants: G'=-.39                        Catholics  : G'=-.37