Findings on happiness in Bjornskov (2005): study ZZ World samples 1997

Author(s)Bjornskov, C.
TitleLife Satisfaction: Is There a Role for Policy?
SourcePolicy Paper No. VI/2005, European Enterprise Insitute, 2005, Brussels, Belgium
Public18+ aged, general public, 73 nations, 1997-2000
Last assesment2000
Survey nameWorldValuesSurvey 4
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Non-probability sample of nations Probability samples within nations.
Respondents N =100000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 2 questions: A All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 1 dissatisfied . . 10 satisfied B Taking all tohether, how happy would you say you are? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy Computation: Summed score, rescaled to range 0-100 with average 50
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication3, 9, 10
RemarksFull distribution not reported
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 100On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation20.032.00

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Communist pastN06aa02Post communist nation
Government share of GDPN04ab11bState control of economy in nation
Investment price levelN04ab08Investment price level in nation
Log GDP per capitaN04ab01aGnp per capita (raw)
OpennessN04ab07Openness of economy in nation
Social trustN11ab31Trust in nation