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Studies

Samanni & Holmberg (2010): study ZZ 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Samanni, M.; Holmberg, S.
Title:
Quality of Government Makes People Happy.
Source:
QoG Working Paper Serie 2010:1, The Quality of Government Institute, Department of Political Science, University of Göteborg, 2010, Sweden

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, in 90 nations, 1999-2008
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 100000
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
Remarks:
Distribution not reported.
Page in publication:
5
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

On the whole, how happy would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  not very happy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Government effectiveness Quality of government in nation Control of Corruption Corruption in nation Government impartiality Quality of government in nation GDP per capita Gnp per capita (raw) Gini Index Income inequality in nation Income Share of poorest 20% Income inequality in nation Healthy life expectancy Disability adjusted life expectancy in nation Infant Mortality Infant mortality in nation Interpersonal trust Trust in fellow-man in nation Confidence in Parliament Trust in institutions in nation Importance of God Religion in nation Post-Materialism Post-materialistic values in nation Level of Democracy Political democracy in nation Summed effect nation characteristics Summed nation characteristics