### Findings on happiness in Pelham (2008): study ZZ 2006

 Publication Author(s) Pelham, B.W. Title TV Ownership may be good for Well-Being. Source The Gallup Poll/105850, 2008, Washington DC, USA. URL http://www.gallup.com/poll/105850/ownership-may-good-wellbeing.aspx Investigation Public 15+ aged, general public, 114 nations, 2006-2007 All country's of the world except Cuba, Libia, North Korea and small country's like Andorra. 2006-2007 Survey name Not available Gallup World Poll Sample Probability simple random sample Step 1; In countries where face-to-face surveys are conducted, the first stage of sampling is the identification of PSUs (Primary Sampling Units), consisting of clusters of households. PSUs are stratified by population size and or geography. Where population information is available, sample selection is based on probabilities proportional to population size, otherwise simple random sampling is used. Step 2; Selecting Households: Random route procedures are used to select sampled households. In countries where telephone interviewing is employed, Random-Digit-Dial (RDD) or a nationally representative list of phone numbers is used. Step 3; Selecting Respondents: In face-to-face and telephone methodologies, random respondent selection is achieved by using either the latest birthday or Kish grid method. Respondents N = 114000 about 1000 in each country Non Response Not available Assesment Interview: telephone (CATI) Telephone and face-to-face interviews Happiness measure(s) used
 Full text Selfreport 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) Classification C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Author's label well-being Page in publication 1 Finding used in nation ranks Yes

#### Correlational findings

 Author's label Subject CodeFinding Subject description TV ownership P12ab02bb Tv TV ownership C10ab04ad TV, also classified as above ↑