Happiness measure, code: O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b


Selfreport on single question:

In general, how happy would you say you are..?
4 very happy
3 fairly happy
2 not very happy
1 not at all happy
- NA/DK
  
Classification
Focus, O-HL Overall: Happiness in Life
Time frame, g generally
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 4
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceSmith (1979): study US 1948
TitleHappiness: Time Trends, Seasonal Variations, Intersurvey Differences, and Other Mysteries.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1948
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceSmith (1979): study US 1956
TitleHappiness: Time Trends, Seasonal Variations, Intersurvey Differences, and Other Mysteries.
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1956
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceWessman (1956): study US 1946
TitleA Psychological Inquiry into Satisfaction and Happiness.
Public21+ aged, general public, USA, 1946
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
Reference~Gallup (1998): study US 1952
TitleHave and Have-Nots: Perceptions of Fairness and Opportunity - 1998. Special Report.
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1952
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~Gallup (2008): study US 1946
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1946
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~Gallup (2008): study US 1947
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1947
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~Gallup (2008): study US 1947 /1
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1947
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~Gallup (2008): study US 1948
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1948
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~Gallup (2008): study US 1948 /1
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1948
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~Gallup (2008): study US 1956
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1956
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no