Findings on happiness in Gallup (2009a): study SL 2011

TitleData from Gallup World Poll provided on request August 2009.
SourcePersonal communication.
Public15+ aged, general public, Sierra Leone, 2011
Survey nameGallupWorldPoll2011
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =1000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Author's labelCantril Ladder
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.152.15

Full textSelfreport on 7 questions Did you experience the following feelings during A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday? How about.. A enjoyment? B worry C sadness D anger E depression F happiness Now please think about YESTERDAY, from the morning until the end of the day. Think of where you were, what you were doing and how you felt. G Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday? Rated: 1 yes 0 no - no answer, don't know Computation: - Average % positive affect = (A+F+G)/3 - Average % negative affect = (B+C+D+E)/4 - Affect Balance = Average % positive affect - Average % negative affect
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -100 - 100On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation