Religion in European countries 2002-2018 : is there a happiness advantage ?

Other Title(s)

الدين في الدول الأوروبية 2002-2018 : هل هناك علاوة سعادة ؟

Author

Husayn, Muhammad Azhar

Source

University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences

Issue

Vol. 19, Issue 2 (30 Jun. 2022), pp.518-543, 26 p.

Publisher

University of Sharjah

Publication Date

2022-06-30

Country of Publication

United Arab Emirates

No. of Pages

26

Main Subjects

Religion
History

Abstract EN

There is no convergence in empirical literature about the effects of religion on subjective wellbeing although religious denomination is increasingly used as an important explanation of different developments in modern societies.

In this study it is assessed whether religious denomination affects happiness through application of the European Social Survey that covers 2002-2018.

Descriptive results indicate a advantage for Protestants.

Once we control background factors, this advantage is considerably reduced.

Although the advantage is statistically significant it has a low magnitude, and the happiness across religions is practically the same.

In contrast, there is a huge effect of the degree of religiosity, while prayer load and the frequency of visiting places of worship are negligible.

Results are generally stable across survey years and countries.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Husayn, Muhammad Azhar. 2022. Religion in European countries 2002-2018 : is there a happiness advantage ?. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences،Vol. 19, no. 2, pp.518-543.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1404620

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Husayn, Muhammad Azhar. Religion in European countries 2002-2018 : is there a happiness advantage ?. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences Vol. 19, no. 2 (Jun. 2022), pp.518-543.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1404620

American Medical Association (AMA)

Husayn, Muhammad Azhar. Religion in European countries 2002-2018 : is there a happiness advantage ?. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences. 2022. Vol. 19, no. 2, pp.518-543.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1404620

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 541-542

Record ID

BIM-1404620