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Studies

Elliott & Hayward (2009): study ZZ World samples 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Elliott, M.; Hayward, R.D.
Title:
Religion and Life Satisfaction Worldwide: the Role of Government Regulation.
Source:
Sociology and Religion, 2009, Vol. 70, 285 - 310

Investigation

Public:
18+aged, general public, 65 countries, 1999-2004
Survey name:
INT-WorldValuesSurvey 4
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 93142
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
306
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.37 5.97
SD:
2.58 2.87

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Religious attendance Current religious practices Buddhist Current religious denomination Personal religious identity Religious (vs not) Belong to the largest religious group Current religious denomination Catholic Current religious denomination Hindu Current religious denomination Independent Christian Current religious denomination Muslim Current religious denomination Orthodox Christian Christian orthodoxy
Current religious denomination
Protestant Current religious denomination Other religion Current religious denomination Age Current age (in years) Education Level of school-education Female Sex (male vs female) Married/partnered Married state (compared to non-married states) Employment status Current employment status Regulation index Freedom in nations Proportion of population in largest religion Cultural pluralism Buddhist (country level) Share of particular denominations Catholic (country level) Share of particular denominations Hindu (country level) Share of particular denominations Independent Christian (country level) Share of particular denominations Muslim (country level) Share of particular denominations No religion (country level) Share of particular denominations Protestant Share of particular denominations