Correlational finding on Happiness and Current religious denomination
Subject code: R10ac

StudyOkulicz-Kozaryn (2010a): study ZZ World samples 1999
TitleReligiosity and Life Satisfaction Across Nations.
SourceMental Health, Religion & Culture, 2010, Vol. 13, 155 - 169
DOIDOI:10.1080/13674670903273801
Public18+ aged, general public, 70 nations, 1999-2008,
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =36460

Correlate
Author's labelBelong to religious denomination
Our classificationCurrent religious denomination, code R10ac
Operationalization
self-report on single question: Do you belong to a 
religious denomination?
0 no
1 yes
Observed distribution0:19% 1:81%

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-ab=-0.1 p < .001
controlled for:
-person-level:
 - Religion
   -Time with people at church
   -Religious
   -Belong to religious organization
   -Religion important in life
   -Believe in God
   -God important in life
   -Attend religious services
 -Socio-demographics
   -Age
   -Income
   -Education
   -Married
   -Divorced
   -Unemployed
-country-level:
 -institutional quality index (KKZ)
 -Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
 -Inflation and Unemployment (Misery Index)
 -Life expectancy


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aSelfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1 dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
bREGRESSION COEFFICIENT (non-standardized) by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Theoretical range: unlimited

Meaning:
b > 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating on average.
B < 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating on average.
B = 0 Not any correlation with the relevant correlate.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl