Findings on happiness in Sacks et al. (2010): study ZZ Europe 1973

Author(s)Sacks, D.W.; Stevenson, B.; Wolfers, J.
TitleSubjective well-being, income, economic development and growth.
SourceWorking Paper 2010-28, FRBSF, 2010, San Francisco, USA
Public18+ aged general public, 31 countries, 1973-2008
Last assesment2008
Survey nameEU-Eurobarometer combined waves
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =150000
 766 nation/year observations: about 2000 participants in each survey
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
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Economic growthN04aa02aEconomic growth/decline in nation
GDPN04ab01aGnp per capita (raw)