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Studies

Esaiasson et al. (2019): study ZZ Europe 2008

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, 31 European nations, 2008
Survey name:
EU-EVS
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 40000
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:
SWB, Satisfaction with life
Page in publication:
3,4

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Falsely claim state benefits Current deviant behaviour
HAPPINESS: CONSEQUENCES
Cheating on social security
Tax evasion Acceptance cheating on taxes
Current deviant behaviour
HAPPINESS: CONSEQUENCES
Cheating on taxes
Accept bribes Current deviant behaviour
HAPPINESS: CONSEQUENCES
Attitudes to own deviant behaviour
Accept bribes
Dodging fares Current deviant behaviour
HAPPINESS: CONSEQUENCES
Dodging fares in public transportation
Compliance Index Current deviant behaviour
HAPPINESS: CONSEQUENCES
Compliance to political system
Dissatisfaction with democracy HAPPINESS: CONSEQUENCES
Satisfaction with democracy in nation