Findings on happiness in Veenhoven & Hagerty (2006): study US 1946

Publication
Author(s)Veenhoven, R.; Hagerty, M.R.
TitleRising Happiness in Nations 1946 - 2004: A Reply to Easterlin.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 79, 421 - 436
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/16435
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-005-5074-x
Investigation
PublicAdult, general public, United States 1946-2004
Last assesment2004
Survey nameSurvey series: findings of which are listed in World Database of Happiness
 AIPO polls, GSS , Gallup polls
SampleVaried Probability
Respondents N =2000000
 about 100 surveys with about 2000 respondents each
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Scores on slightly different questions type O-HL transformed to a common four step scale
ClassificationO-HL---sq-v*-4-a
Author's label4 step happiness
Page in publication424/5
RemarksAll variants of question type O-HL-sq-v-4 available in World Database of Happiness were used in the trend analysis
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: Scores on slightly different questions type O-HL transformed to a common three step scale
ClassificationO-HL---sq-vt-3-a
Author's label3 step happiness
Page in publication425
RemarksAll variants of question type O-HL-sq-v-3 available in World database of happiness were used in the trend analysis
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textEquivalent questions type C-BW, differing slightly in time frame, wording or scale range. Scores transformed to the same 0-10 numerical scale
ClassificationC-BW---sq-nt-11-a
Author's label11 step Best Worst Possible life
Page in publication425
RemarksAll variants of question type C-BW-sq-l-11 available in World database of happiness were used in the trend analysis
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, are you satisfied with the way things are going in your personal life at this time? 2 satisfied 1 dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLP-c-sq-v-2-a
Author's label2 step life-satisfaction
Page in publication426
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
TrendE03ab01aTrend in general public