Another ref I found is: http://wvs.isr.umich.edu/papers/genes.htm
It does a regression of nation happiness and finds "Number of years
under communist rule" and "% workforce in industrial sector" both
clearly hurt happiness.  Marginally significant are "GDP/capita",
"Historically Protestant", and "Freedom House democracy scores"
(which *reduces* happiness).

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