Findings on happiness in Smith (1979): study US 1956

Publication
Author(s)Smith, T.W.
TitleHappiness: Time Trends, Seasonal Variations, Intersurvey Differences, and Other Mysteries.
SourceSocial Psychology Quarterly, 1979, Vol. 42, 18 - 30
Investigation
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1956
Collect period8
Survey nameUS-AIPO-569
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =2240
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, how happy would you say you are..? 4 very happy 3 fairly happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy - NA/DK
ClassificationO-HL-g-sq-v-4-b
Page in publication22
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.417.66
Standard deviation0.681.89

Scores in1234
%2.43.944.450.5