Findings on happiness in Flavin & Keane (2012): study US 2000

Publication
Author(s)Flavin, P.; Keane, M.J.
TitleLife Satisfaction and Political Participation: Evidence from the United States.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2012, Vol. 13, 63 - 78
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10902-011-9250-1
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s10902-011-9250-1
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general piblic USA, 2000
Survey nameUS-ANES 2000
 two parts of interviews: pre-election (68 mins, between September 5 and November 6) and post-election (64 mins, betweenNovember 8 and December 18). The total sample included 2 984 eligible persons: 1 807 pre-election interviews. 1 555 post-election ones. The paper applied a post-election part of survey.
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =1548
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 face-to-face by traditional area probability sampling; telephone by RDD sampling (Random digit dialing)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question : "On the whole, how satisfied would you say you are with your way of life today.......?" 3 very satisfied 2 fairly satisfied 1 not very satisfied
ClassificationO-SLL-c-sq-v-3-d
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication67
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.076.70
Standard deviation0.571.61

Scores in123
%13.166.520.4

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Political participationP09ab02Political participation
Political protestP09ab02aParticipation in demonstrations
VotingP09ab02cVoting