Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (2003b): study ZZ 1995 /1

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleHedonism and Happiness.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2003, Vol. 4, 437 - 557
PublicAdults, general public, 70 countries, mid 1990s
 Argentinia, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbajjan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgary, Canada, Chili, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Cech. Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Georgia, West Germany, East Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Iceland, IsraŽl, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldavia, Montenegro, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puero Rico, Romania, Russia, El Salvador, Sebia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, USA
 mid 1990s
Survey nameNot available
 Data on happiness: World Database of Happiness, States of Nations
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 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 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
Importance of leisure timeL03adAttitudes to leisure
Importance of leisure timeL03LEISURE, also classified as above ↑
Importance of leisure timeL03ad03aSatisfaction with time for leisure, also classified as above ↑
SmokingS13ab08Use of tobacco