Findings on happiness in Napier & Jost (2008): study US 1995

Author(s)Napier, J.L.; Jost, J.T.
TitleWhy are Conservatives Happier than Liberals?
SourcePsychological Science, 2008, Vol. 19, 565 - 572
PublicVoters, USA, 1995
 - during a democratic presidency
Survey nameNot available
 National representative survey from American citizens
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =1176
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 2 questions: A All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 1 dissatisfied . . 10 satisfied B Taking all tohether, how happy would you say you are? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy Computation: Mean score, rescaled to range 1-10
Author's labelSubjective Well-being
Page in publication568
Error estimatesalpha=.66
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Meritocratic beliefsW05acCurrent motivation to work
Meritocratic beliefsP09ae01Social inequality: more vs less differences, also classified as above ↑
Right-wing orientationP09ad01Preference for: left vs right wing