Findings on happiness in Hagerty & Veenhoven (2003): study ZZ World samples 1972

Author(s)Hagerty, M.R.; Veenhoven, R.
TitleWealth and Happiness Revisited. Growing National Income Does Go with Greater Happiness.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2003, Vol. 64, 1 - 27
DOIDOI: 10.1023/A:1024790530822
PublicAdutl general population in 21 nations, 1972-1996
Last assesment1996
Survey nameSurvey series: findings of which are listed in World Database of Happiness
 Data: World Database of happiness, Collection Happiness in Nations
SampleVaried Probability
Respondents N =9300000
 465 surveys with about 2000 respondents each
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentNot available
General remarksDifferent years for each different country
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel about your life as a whole right now? 0 very dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied Combined with score on the same question rated on scale 1-10
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication8,9
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Average happiness and GDP/capitaN04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
Average happiness and GDP/capitaE03ab01aTrend in general public, also classified as above ↑