Findings on happiness in Eurobarometer (1999): study ZZ EU 15 1999 /1

TitleEurobarometer Report. Nr. 52.
SourceEuropean Commission,1999, Brussels, Belgium
Public15+ aged, general public, EU 15 member states, 1999
 Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden
Collect period10-11
Survey nameEU-Eurobarometer 52
 Standard Eurobarometer 52 . Data available at: Universität Köln, Zentral Archiv, Cessda Database http://
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =15010
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 labelOveral life satisfaction
Page in publicationB.2
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%)
DKNA %1.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.681.87

Scores in1234

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Acceptance of EU membershipP09afAttitudes to specific political issues
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Main economic activityR14abCurrent status: retired or not
Main economic activityE02ab01Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
Main economic activityO01ab02Kind of occupation (profession), 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 ↑