Findings on happiness in Helliwell & Huang (2013): study CA 2011

Publication
Author(s)Helliwell, J.F.; Huang, H.
TitleComparing the Happiness Effects of Real and On-Line Friends.
SourceNBER Working Paper, 2013, 1 - 18, USA
URLhttp://www.nber.org/papers/w18690
DOIDOI: 10.3386/w18690
Investigation
Public16+ aged, general public, Canada, 2011
Collect periodJanuary 20
Last collect periodJanuary 31
Survey nameCN-Happiness Monitor Survey 2011
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =5025
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? [ 10 ] best possible life [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] [ 0 ] worst possible life Preceded by 1) open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now. Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's labelSubjective well-being
Page in publication2
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: Overall, how satisfied are you with your life.....? 4 very satisfied 3 satisfied 2 dissatisfied 1 very dissatisfied.
ClassificationO-SLu-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication2
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: . Happy with your life .. (full text not reported) 4 very happy 3 pretty happy 2 not too happy 1 not at all happy
ClassificationO-HL-?-sq-v-4-a
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication2
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Online friendsF06ad04Online friends
Real life friendsF06ab02Number of friends/acquaintances