Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (2001c): study ZZ 1990 /1

Publication
Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleWhat We Know about Happiness.
SourcePaper presented at the Dialogue on 'Gross National Happiness', 2001, Woudschoten, Zeist, The Netherlands.
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/8778
Investigation
PublicAdults, general public, 48 nations, around 1990
 Argentinia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Great Britain, Bulgary, Canada, Chili, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, West Germany, East Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, IsraŽl, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA.
 around 1990
Survey nameNot available
 World Database of Happiness, States of Nations
SampleMixed samples
 Non probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =75000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, would you say you are.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy.
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
% literateshow  Literacy in nation
abortion availableshow  Birth control in the nation
abortion availableshow  Freedom of procreation in nation, also classified as above ↑
abortion availableshow  Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
absolute poverrtyshow  Poverty in nation
acceptance of divorceshow  Freedom of family in nation
acceptance of divorceshow  Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
acceptance of euthanasiashow  Freedom of suicide in nation
acceptance of euthanasiashow  Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
acceptance of homosexualityshow  Acceptance of homo sexuality
acceptance of homosexualityshow  Freedom of sex in nation, also classified as above ↑
acceptance of homosexualityshow  Specific restrictions (perceived and actual), also classified as above ↑
acceptance of prostitutionshow  Freedom of sex in nation
acceptance of prostitutionshow  Restrictiveness of own attitude to sex, also classified as above ↑
acceptance of prostitutionshow  Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
acceptance of suicideshow  Attitudes to suicide in general
acceptance of suicideshow  Freedom of suicide in nation, also classified as above ↑
acceptance of suicideshow  Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
Average years in schoolshow  Literacy in nation
Belief in Godshow  Religion in nation
Class-inequalityshow  Inequality in nation
Class-inequalityshow  Marriage pattern in nation, also classified as above ↑
Class-inequalityshow  Public education in nation, also classified as above ↑
Class-inequalityshow  Status differentiation (stratification) in nation, also classified as above ↑
Gender-equalityshow  Gender inequality (women emancipation) in nation
incidence of corruptionshow  Corruption in nation
Income per head:show  Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
Income-inequalityshow  Income inequality in nation
Income-inequalityshow  Inequality in nation, also classified as above ↑
lethal accidentsshow  Lethal accicidents in nation
malnutritionshow  Malnutrition in nation
murder rateshow  Crime on nation
Newspapers per capitashow  Media attendance in narion
Number of TV-receivers per capitashow  Media attendance in narion
Religious identificationshow  Religion in nation
Religious partyicipationshow  Religion in nation
respect of civil rightsshow  Human-rights protection in nation
respect of civil rightsshow  Political freedom in nation, also classified as above ↑
respect of political rightsshow  Human-rights protection in nation
respect of political rightsshow  Political freedom in nation, also classified as above ↑
School enrolment ratioshow  Literacy in nation
School enrolment ratioshow  Schools in nation, also classified as above ↑
Self-perceived freedom at workshow  Amount of restrictions perceived
Self-perceived freedom at workshow  Current absence of restrictions (social freedom) , also classified as above ↑
Self-perceived freedom at workshow  Self-direction at work, also classified as above ↑
Self-perceived freedom at workshow  Specific restrictions (perceived and actual), also classified as above ↑
Self-perceived freedom in lifeshow  Amount of restrictions perceived
Self-perceived freedom in lifeshow  Current absence of restrictions (social freedom) , also classified as above ↑
Self-perceived freedom in lifeshow  Specific restrictions (perceived and actual), also classified as above ↑
Social security expenditureshow  Social security in nation
sterilization availableshow  Birth control in the nation
sterilization availableshow  Freedom of procreation in nation, also classified as above ↑