Findings on happiness in Veenhoven & Hagerty (2006): study ZZ Europe 1973

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
Public15+ aged, general public, 8 EU member states, 1973 - 2004
Last assesment2004
Survey nameEU-Eurobarometer combined waves
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =150000
 about 120 surveys in 8 nations with some 1500 respondents each
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead? 4 very satisfied 3 fairly satisfied 2 not very satisfied 1 not at all satisfied - Don't know
Author's label4 step life satisfaction
Page in publication429
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Trend average happinessE03ab01aTrend in general public