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Correlational findings

Study Ouweneel & Veenhoven (1994): study ZZ 1980

Public:
Adults, general public, 27 nations, ±1980
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 27
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Most studies used face-to-face interviews

Correlate

Authors's label
Political stability of nation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of:
- the number of protest demonstrations - the number of riots
- the number of strikes
- the number of armed attacks
- the number of deaths from domestic
  violence per million population

Source:Estes, R.J.-The social progress
       of nations (1984, N.Y., Praeger)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HV---sq-vt-11-a r = +.02 ns                 Mt' Happiness  Polical stability

Australia           7.75            11
Austria             6.68            12
Belgium             7.57            12
Brazil              7.22             8
Canada              7.76            12
Denmark             7.67            12
Finland             7.35            12
France              7.24             1
Germany             6.98             9
Greece              5.61             9
Great Britain       7.74           -28
Italy               6.47            -8
India               5.16             4
Ireland             7.82            11
Japan               6.94            11
Mexico              6.31             6
Netherlands         7.63            10
Norway              7.45            12
Philippines         6.47            10
Portugal            6.20             9
Singapore           7.24            12
S.Africa            7.03            -3
S.Korea             6.21            10
Spain               6.84           -29
Sweden              7.62            12
Switzerland         6.99            12
United States       7.55            -2
O-SLV---sq-nt-11-a r = +.19 ns                 Mt' Life           Political
                    Satisfaction   stability

Australia           7.67           11  
Austria             7.10           12  
Belgium             7.07           12  
Brazil              7.03            8
Canada              7.60           12
Denmark             7.92           12
Finland             7.68           12
France              6.29            1
Germany             6.94            9
Greece              5.70            9
Great Britain       7.41          -28
Italy               6.24           -8
India               3.35            4
Ireland             7.58           11
Japan               6.20           11
Mexico              4.32            6
Netherlands         7.46           10
Norway              7.67           12
Philippines         6.60           10
Portugal            6.74            9
Singapore           7.12           12
S.Africa            6.43           -3
S.Korea             5.50           10
Spain               6.22          -29
Sweden              7.80           12
Switzerland         8.60           12
United States       6.94           -2