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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
Cultural diversity of nation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of:
- largest % sharing same mother-tongue - largest % sharing same basic
  religious beliefs
- ethnic-linguistic fractionalization
  index

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 = +.12 ns                 Mt' Happiness  Cultural diversity

Australia           7.75           12
Austria             6.68           18
Belgium             7.57            7
Brazil              7.22           19
Canada              7.76            5
Denmark             7.67           19
Finland             7.35           17
France              7.24           14
Germany             6.98           19
Greece              5.61           19
Great Britain       7.74           14
Italy               6.47           20
India               5.16            0
Ireland             7.82           19
Japan               6.94           20
Mexico              6.31           14
Netherlands         7.63           15
Norway              7.45           19
Philippines         6.47            1
Portugal            6.20           20
Singapore           7.24            5
S.Africa            7.03           -6
S.Korea             6.21           13
Spain               6.84           12
Sweden              7.62           19
Switzerland         6.99           11
United States       7.55           12
O-SLV---sq-nt-11-a r = +.25 ns                 Mt' Life           Cultural
                    Satisfaction   diversity

Australia           7.67           12  
Austria             7.10           18  
Belgium             7.07            7  
Brazil              7.03           19
Canada              7.60           11
Denmark             7.92           19
Finland             7.68           17
France              6.29           14
Germany             6.94           19
Greece              5.70           19
Great Britain       7.41           12
Italy               6.24           20
India               3.35            0
Ireland             7.58           19
Japan               6.20           20
Mexico              4.32           14
Netherlands         7.46           15
Norway              7.67           19
Philippines         6.60            1
Portugal            6.74           20
Singapore           7.12            5
S.Africa            6.43           -6
S.Korea             5.50           13
Spain               6.22           12
Sweden              7.80           19
Switzerland         8.60           11
United States       6.94           12