What is this Collection of Distributional Findings on Happiness?

This collection contains observed responses to questions about happiness in various populations.

Populations are characterized by

  • people: general public or a special public
  • place: nations, region or city
  • time: year

The pattern of responses is characterized by

  • The frequency distribution
  • Measures of central tendency such as the mean and the standard deviation.
  • Since there is considerable variation in the rating scales used, most of the means and standard deviations cannot be compared. For this reason transformed values on a common 0-10 numerical scale are computed where possible. These ‘transformed’ means and standard deviations are reported next to the original values.

Two main parts of this collection of distributional findings are:

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