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: