Findings on happiness in Eurobarometer (1998): study ZZ EU 15 1998

TitleEurobarometer Report. Nr. 49.
SourceEuropean Commssion, 1998, Brussels, Belgium
Public15+ aged, general public, EU 15 member states, 1998
 Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden
Collect periodspring
Survey nameEU-Eurobarometer 49
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =16165
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 in people's home in the appropriate national language.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead? 4 very satisfied 3 fairly satisfied 2 not very satisfied 1 not at all satisfied - Don't know
Author's labeloverall life satisfaction
Page in publicationB.58, 59
Error estimatesThe survey results are estimations, the accuracy of which, everything being equal, rests upon the sample size and upon the observed percentage. The number of interviews per country were 1.000. With samples of about 1.000 interviews, the real percentage vary within the following confidence limits: observed percentage 10, 90 (1,9%) ; 20, 80 (2.5%) ; 30, 70 (2.7%) ; 40, 60 (3%); 50 (3.1%).
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.742.03

Scores in1234

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Acceptance of EU membershipP09afAttitudes to specific political issues
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Main Economic ActivityO01abCurrent occupation
Main Economic ActivityR14abCurrent status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
Main Economic ActivityE02ab01Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
Main Economic ActivityE02ae03Self employed, also classified as above ↑
Main Economic ActivityE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
SexeG01aaSex (male vs female)
Terminal Education AgeS01ac01aInvolved in schooling or not
Terminal Education AgeE01ab02Level of school-education, also classified as above ↑