Findings on happiness in Taylor et al. (2006): study US 2005

Author(s)Taylor, P.; Craighill, P.; Funk, C.
TitleAre We Happy Yet?
SourcePEW Research Center, A Social Trends Report, 2006, Washington DC, USA
PublicAdults, general public, USA, 2005
Collect period10-11
Survey namePEW survey 2005
SampleProbability simple random sample
 Sample of telephone users
Respondents N =3014
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Generally speaking; how would you say, you are these days.....? 1 very happy 2 pretty happy 3 not too happy
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication1
DKNA %1.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.731.90

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Age in YearsA04abCurrent age (in years)
Area of ResidenceN05ab03Climate
Area of ResidenceR01ab27Region in USA, also classified as above ↑
ChildrenC04ab01Age of children
ChildrenC03ab02Children in the household, also classified as above ↑
ChildrenC03abCurrent parental status, also classified as above ↑
ChildrenF02ab01Single parent, also classified as above ↑
Church AttendenceR12ad02Participation in church
EthnicityE04ab03tEthnic status in the USA
Family IncomeI01ab03Household income
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
HealthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Immigrant generationM07aa03Migration generation
LocationL13ab02bRural vs urban dwelling
Marital StatusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
pet ownersP07abCurrent pets
Political Party AffiliationP09adCurrent political (party) preference
Rushed in Daily LifeT01ab03Perceived time-pressure
Rushed in Daily LifeL04ac01nRelaxed (vs stressful), also classified as above ↑
work statusE02abCurrent employment status
work statusE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑