Beliefs in nations

Variable Measurement Era SPSS code N Source
Optimism

Public opionion:
% who say things get 'worse' minus % 'better'

1994 Optimism_1994 17 Harris 1997: 284
1995 Optimism_1995 16 Harris 1997: 284
1996 Optimism_1996 18 Harris 1997: 284
Meaning of life Public opinion - no meaning 1990-91 MeaningLack_1990 37 WVS2 item 141
Public opinion - meaning in life itself 1990-91 MeaningInLife_1990 38 WVS2 item 136
Public opinion - meaning in God 1990-91 MeaningInGod_1990 36 WVS2 items 135+138+140
Belief in God Public opinion 1980 BeliefGod_1980 31 WVS1 item 308
1990 BeliefGod_1990 34 WVS2 item 166
1995 BeliefGod_1995 44 WVS3 item 183
Belief in soul Public opinion ?? BeliefSoul_?? 56 WVS1 item 310
WVS2 item 168
WVS3 item 185
WVS4 item f052

Related variables:
Freedom of religion: topic Private freedom
Concern about meaning of life: topic Concerns
National pride: topic Attitudes

Related topics:
Attitudes
Expectations
Religion

Related themes:
Cultural climate
Knowledge
Values


States of Nations is an inventory of country characteristics. It is part of the World Database of Happiness


Keywords added: Cross-national, Attitudes, Convictions, Culture, Ideas