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Studies

Esaiasson et al. (2019): study ZZ Europe 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Esaiasson, P.; Dahlberg, S.; Kokkonen, A.
Title:
In Pursuit of Happiness: Life satisfaction Drives Political Support
Source:
European Journal of Political Research, 2019, online, 1 - 20

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 23 European nations, 2004
Survey name:
EU-ESS 7 : 2014
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 41000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays?
0  extremely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 extremely satisfied
-    don't know
-   no answer
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd
Author's label:
SWB, satisfaction with life.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Not cheating on taxes Current deviant behavior
HAPPINESS: CONSEQUENCES
Attitudes to own deviant behavior
Compliance to political system
Cheating on taxes
Always obeys laws Current deviant behavior
HAPPINESS: CONSEQUENCES
Attitudes to own deviant behavior
Compliance to political system
Right to break law Current deviant behavior
HAPPINESS: CONSEQUENCES
Attitudes to own deviant behavior
Compliance to political system
Satisfaction with democracy Attitudes to democracy
Satisfaction with democracy in nation