Findings on happiness in Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 2004 /2

Publication
Author(s)Easterlin, R.A.; Morgan, R.; Switek, M.; Wang, F.
TitleChina's Life Satisfaction, 1990 - 2010.
SourcePNAS, 2012, Vol. 109, 9775 - 9780
DOIDOI:10.1073/pnas.1205672109
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, China, 2004
Survey nameCN-Gallup Poll of China
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =3500
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.
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean4.504.50
Standard deviation