Findings on happiness in Easterlin (1974): study US 1946 /1

Publication
Author(s)Easterlin, R.A.
TitleDoes Economic Growth Improve the Human Lot? Some Empirical Evidence.
SourceDavid, P.A.;Melvin, W.R.;Eds.: "Nations and Households in Economic Growth", Academic Press, 1974, New York, USA, 89 - 125.
Investigation
PublicAdults, general public, USA, 1946-1970
Last assesment1970
 1946 - 1970
Survey nameNot available
 Data from Table 2 (see Easte 1974/1) and AIPO Polls 369, 410, 425, 508, 570, 571, 580, 675, and 735. NORC data from Bradburn, 1969, p. 40.
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =29143
 AIPO Polls in: Apr. '46: 3151, Dec. '47: 1434, Aug. '48: 1596, Nov. '52: 3003, Sep. '56: 4186, Mar. '57: 1627, July '63: 3368, Oct. '66: 3531, Dec. '70: 1517 NORC Polls in: Spring '57: 2460, Dec. '63: 1501, June '65: 1469
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication100, 109
RemarksAverage 12 surveys in the period 1946-1965
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.346.71
Standard deviation0.020.09


Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, how happy would you say you are ? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not at all happy
ClassificationO-HL-g-sq-v-3-a
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, how happy would you say you are ? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not happy
ClassificationO-HL-g-sq-v-3-I
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AIPO Polls Time SeriesE03ERA (temporal period)
NORC Polls Time SeriesE03ab01aTrend in general public