Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1993b): study ZZ Western Europe 1980 /5

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleHappiness in Nations.
SourceStudies in Socio-Cultural Transformation, nr. 2, RISBO, 1993, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
PublicAdults, general public, 10 European nations, circa 1980
 Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Spain
 around 1980
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Non-probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =10000
 About 1000 in each nation
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksAlso published in R. Veenhoven: "Die Lebenszufriedenheit der Burger. Ein Indikator für die 'Lebbarkeit' von Gesellschaften? ((Lifesatisfaction as an Indicator of Livability of Nations?)" in Nol, H.H.;Ed.: "Sozialberichterstattung in Deutschland", Juventa, 1997, Germany, 267 - 293 Data: World values Survey 1
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, would you say you are.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy.
Author's labelLevel of happiness (1-4)
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Moral apreciation of happinessN02ab06cHedonic values in nation
Moral apreciation of happinessV03VALUES: CLIMATE (current values in environment), also classified as above ↑
Value-individualismN11ab16Individualism/collectivism in nation