Findings on happiness in Bonikowska et al. (2013): study CA 2011

Author(s)Bonikowska, A.; Helliwell, J.F.; Hou, F.
TitleAn Assessment of Life Satisfaction Responses on Recent Statistics Canada Surveys.
SourceAnalytical Studies Research Papers Series, 2013, No. 351, Ontario, Canada
Public15+ aged, general public, Canada, 2011
Collect period2011
Survey nameCN-GSS
 CN-GSS, Cycle 25, 2011
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =22435
Non Response34%
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 0 very dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication11-13
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.64

Scores in012345678910