World Database of Happiness , collection Happiness in Nations

Distributional findings on happines in United Kingdom (GB)

Measure type: 111B   3-step verbal Happiness

In general, how happy would you say you are?:
- very happy
- fairly happy
- not very happy
very = 3...not very = 1
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 3
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-j19482.350.58   
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-f19652.490.587.891.61
O-H?-?-sq-v-3-a19702.41     
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa19751.950.706.571.82
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d19752.310.607.411.61
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab19751.930.716.431.84
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab19762.220.627.161.64
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab19761.890.666.291.70
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab19772.180.597.031.57
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab19782.060.646.741.67
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab19782.030.646.661.67
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab19792.230.617.181.64
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab19822.120.636.901.67
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab19832.180.617.041.62
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab19832.130.636.911.66
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab19842.130.636.921.66
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab19852.160.637.011.67
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab19862.090.626.821.64
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab19862.080.636.791.66
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab75862.110.636.871.67
Average2.150.636.921.67

 

Measure type: 111C   4-step verbal Happiness

Taking all things together, would you say you are?:
- very happy
- quite happy
- not very happy
- not at all happy
very = 4 ......not at all = 1
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 4
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f19463.260.747.232.06
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a19813.340.577.851.38
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a19903.280.667.651.72
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f19913.200.627.161.73
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a19983.210.677.491.78
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-g20053.240.697.152.00
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a20063.430.658.011.64
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a20063.310.617.751.55
Average3.280.657.541.73

 

Measure type: 111D   5-step verbal Happiness

How happy do you feel as you live now?
- very happy
- fairly happy
- neither happy nor unhappy
- fairly unhappy
- very unhappy
very happy = 5 .... very unhappy = 1
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 5
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-e19794.340.777.621.76
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a20063.331.065.622.29
Average3.840.916.622.03

 

Measure type: 111F   7-step verbal Happiness

Considering your life as a whole, would you describe it as
- very unhappy
- unhappy
- mixed
- happy
- very happy
very happy = 7 .... very unhappy = 1
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 7
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-HL-g-sq-v-7-a20025.431.017.651.96
Average5.431.017.651.96

 

Measure type: 112F   10-step numeral Happiness

Taking all things together on a scale of one to 10, Taking all things together on a scale of one to ten, how hapy would you say you are?
1 very unhappy
.
.
10 very happy
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 10
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-HL-u-sq-n-10-b20037.711.827.462.02
O-HL-u-sq-n-10-b20077.791.817.542.01
Average7.751.817.502.01

 

Measure type: 112G   11-step numeral Happiness

Generally speaking, how happy do you feel?
10 extremely happy
.
.
0 extremely unhappy
Details Measure code Year On original range
0 - 10
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a20027.621.817.621.81
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a20047.471.797.471.79
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a20067.541.877.541.87
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a20077.521.857.521.85
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a20107.501.847.501.84
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a20127.561.907.561.90
Average7.531.847.531.84

 

Measure type: 121B   3-step verbal LifeSatisfaction

How satisfied are you with the way you are getting on now?
- very satisfied
- all right
- dissatisfied
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 3
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-SLC-c-sq-v-3-aa19481.780.655.892.27
Average1.780.655.892.27

 

Measure type: 121C   4-step verbal LifeSatisfaction

How satisfied are you with the life you lead?
- very satisfied
- fairly satisfied
- not very satisfied
- not at all satisfied
very = 4 ....... not at all = 1
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 4
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19733.150.746.932.04
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b1975       
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19753.160.736.962.02
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19753.080.786.742.13
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19763.070.796.702.14
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19763.090.746.782.02
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19773.040.816.632.22
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19773.130.706.881.92
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19783.130.766.892.09
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19783.160.736.972.01
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19793.100.706.791.92
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19803.150.786.942.13
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19813.120.786.862.14
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19823.190.767.052.09
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19823.190.737.052.02
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19833.130.706.881.93
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19833.080.776.752.11
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19843.160.726.971.99
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19843.140.716.911.95
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19853.160.746.962.04
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19853.110.756.822.05
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19863.120.716.851.97
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19863.110.766.832.07
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19873.120.716.851.97
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19873.140.756.912.06
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19883.210.697.101.89
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19882.850.806.102.21
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19893.200.717.071.94
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19893.190.737.042.01
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19893.210.717.111.96
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19903.170.726.991.99
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19903.070.716.711.95
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19913.120.726.851.98
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19913.140.756.912.06
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19923.120.756.852.06
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19923.110.756.832.06
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19933.100.756.802.06
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19933.130.726.881.97
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19943.170.716.991.95
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19943.160.726.961.97
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19953.110.746.812.04
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19963.150.686.931.88
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19973.150.726.941.97
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19983.140.716.911.95
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b19993.070.706.711.93
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20003.060.736.682.00
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20003.200.667.071.83
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20013.140.716.901.95
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20013.190.667.051.83
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20023.140.716.911.95
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20033.160.706.961.93
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20043.220.667.131.82
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20053.220.677.121.86
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20053.200.657.071.81
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20063.180.737.022.00
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20063.230.687.151.87
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20073.190.677.041.86
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20073.230.637.151.75
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20083.180.727.021.97
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20083.170.696.981.92
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20093.240.697.181.92
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20093.310.697.381.90
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20103.220.697.121.90
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20103.310.647.371.79
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20113.290.707.321.91
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20113.230.727.151.99
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20123.290.677.321.84
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20123.270.687.261.87
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b20133.270.697.261.91
Average3.160.726.961.97

 

Measure type: 121D   5-step verbal LifeSatisfaction

Overall, how satisfied are you with your present life?
- very satisfied
- fairly satisfied
- neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
- fairly dissatisfied
- very dissatisfied
very satisfied = 5 ..... very dissatisfied = 1
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 5
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-a19794.290.767.481.70
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-fb19874.090.867.021.80
O-SLL-u-sq-v-5-a19904.040.90   
Average4.140.847.251.75

 

Measure type: 121F   7-step verbal LifeSatisfaction

Taking all together, how satisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole these days?
- completely satisfied
- very satisfied
- satisfied
- satisfied nor unsatisfied
- unsatisfied
- very unsatisfied
- completely dissatisfied
completely satisfied = 7 ... completely diss = 1
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 7
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-b19915.661.277.762.12
Average5.661.277.762.12

 

Measure type: 122C   7-step numeral LifeSatisfaction

Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 7
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e5.230.937.051.55
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e19965.241.327.072.21
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e1996       
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e1996       
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e19975.231.347.052.23
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e19985.311.277.182.11
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e19995.211.357.022.25
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e2000       
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e20005.171.316.952.19
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e20025.251.307.092.16
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e20035.271.297.122.16
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e20045.241.287.062.14
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e20065.181.296.962.15
Average5.231.277.062.11

 

Measure type: 122F   10-step numeral LifeSatisfaction

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now?
10 satisfied
.
. .
1 dissatisfied
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 10
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa19817.70  7.40 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa19817.12  6.80 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa19817.651.907.392.11
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa19907.471.927.192.14
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a19987.591.937.332.14
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a19997.401.937.112.15
O-SLu-c-sq-n-10-b20037.281.966.982.18
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-ab20057.341.757.051.94
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a20067.601.617.331.79
O-SLu-c-sq-n-10-b20077.291.986.992.20
O-SLu-u-sq-n-10-a20097.00     
Average7.401.877.162.08

 

Measure type: 122G   11-step numeral LifeSatisfaction

All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
10 very satisfied
.
.
0 not satisfied
Details Measure code Year On original range
0 - 10
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-SLW-c-sq-l-11-a19717.80     
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ca19715.50  5.50 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-kc19715.53  5.53 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ka19737.30  7.30 
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-bb19747.332.127.332.12
O-SLW-c-sq-m-11-a19757.511.657.511.65
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cc19757.521.947.521.94
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cc19837.052.197.052.19
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd20027.072.117.072.11
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd20047.121.957.121.95
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd20067.221.957.221.95
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd20077.082.087.082.08
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a20087.421.817.421.81
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd20107.172.057.172.05
O-SLu-c-sq-n-11-c20117.40     
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd20127.352.017.352.01
Average7.081.997.011.99

 

Measure type: 156   7-step good-bad things in life

Thinking about the good and bad things in your life, which of these answers best describes your life-as-a-whole?
1 as bad as can be
.
.
7 as good as can be
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 7
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a19995.451.04   
Average5.451.04   

 

Measure type: 222   10-item Affect Balance Scale (Bradburn)

During the past few weeks did you ever feel (yes/no)
- particularly excited or interested in something?
- so restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
- proud because someone complimented you on something you had done?
- very lonely or remote from other people?
- pleased about having accomplished something?
- bored?
- on top of the world?
- depressed?
- that things were going your way?
- upset because someone criticized you?
Details Measure code Year On original range
-5 - 5
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a19711.40  7.40 
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a19811.41  6.40 
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a19811.10  6.10 
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a19811.402.066.402.06
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a19901.702.136.702.13
Average1.402.106.602.10

 

Measure type: 235   More days like yesterday

Do you want more days like yesterday?
- yes
- no
% yes
Details Measure code Year On original range
0 - 100
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
A-AOL-yd-sq-v-2-a200865.00     
Average65.00     

 

Measure type: 236   14-item Yesterday's Affect Balance

Did you feel yesterday.. (yes/no)?
- well rested
- worried
- proud
- depressed
- ...etc
Computation: % positive affect minus % negative affect
Details Measure code Year On original range
-100 - 100
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b200848.00     
Average48.00     

 

Measure type: 237   11 item Yesterday's Affect Balance

Did you feel yesterday.. (yes/no)?
- well rested
- worried
- proud
- depressed
- ...etc
Computation: % positive affect minus % negative affect
Details Measure code Year On original range
-100 - 100
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o200851.00     
A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o201257.03     
Average54.02     

 

Measure type: 31B   9-step numeral Best-Worst possible life

Here you have a ladder of nine rungs representing different conditions of life in which a person may possibly be. The top of the ladder '9' represents the best possible condition one may think of, and the bottom '1' represents the worst possible condition. On which rung do you think you stand at present with regard to your personal condition?
- 9 best possible
- . .
- . .
- 1 worst possible
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 9
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-c19675.791.505.981.87
Average5.791.505.981.87

 

Measure type: 31D   11-step numeral Best-Worst possible Life

Suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder the worst possible life. Where on this ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
- 10
- .
- .
- 0
Details Measure code Year On original range
0 - 10
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
C-BW-c-sq-m-11-a19756.801.806.801.80
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c20026.361.976.361.97
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c20066.971.636.971.63
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c20076.671.836.671.83
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c20087.00  7.00 
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c20126.90  6.90 
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c20126.90     
Average6.801.816.781.81

 

Measure type: 33D   5-step verbal Life fits Wants

On the whole my life is close to how I would like it to be
- strongly agree
- agree
- neither agree nor disagree
- disagree
- strongly disagree
Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 5
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
C-RA-u-sq-v-5-a20073.541.01   
Average3.541.01   

 

Measure type: 411H   10/11-step Feel Happy

Where would you put your life as a whole on the feeling thermometer? (graphic scale from very cold, negative to very warm, positive)
- very warm
- .
- very cold
very warm = 100 ....very cold = 1
Details Measure code Year On original range
0 - 10
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
M-FH-yd-sq-n-11-d20117.30     
Average7.30     

 

Measure type: 412B   6-step Time Happy

Details Measure code Year On original range
1 - 6
On range
0 - 10
Mean SD Mean SD
M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a19994.551.11   
M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a20054.571.08   
Average4.561.10   

 

Cite as: R. Veenhoven, Distributional findings on Happiness in United Kingdom (GB), World Database of Happiness, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Viewed on 2014-11-25 at http://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl .