Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (2003b): study ZZ Western Europe 1996

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleHedonism and Happiness.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2003, Vol. 4, 437 - 557
PublicAdults, general public, 8 European nations, 1996
 West Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Great Britain, Netherlands
Survey nameNot available
 Data on happiness: World Database of Happiness, States of Nation
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Non probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =10000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
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.
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Enjoyment of mundane pleasuresV03aaActual value-climate
Enjoyment of mundane pleasuresL09adAttitudes to one's life-style, also classified as above ↑
Enjoyment of mundane pleasuresN02ab06bPrevalence of hedonistic values, also classified as above ↑