Findings on happiness in Alston & Knapp (1974): study US 1972

Author(s)Alston, J.P.; Knapp, M.J.
TitleIntergenerational Mobility Among Black Americans: Background Factors and Attitudinal Consequences.
SourceJournal of Black Studies, 1974,Vol. 4, 285 - 302
Publicadults, general population, USA, 1972
Collect periodMarch
Survey nameNat Opinion Research
 NORC 9001
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 The survey (NORC 9001) was administered to a representative, cross-sectional, sample of the adult, noninstitutionalized, American population.
Respondents N =2000
 (N not reported, estimated)
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication296
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Intergenerational mobilityS05ab01Inter-generational mobility