Findings on happiness in Smith (1979): study US 1966

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, 1966
Collect period9-10
Survey nameUS-AIPO-735
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =1569
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksTable 3 refers to this item as A6 but it is item A7. In the appendix the question wordings A6 and A7 are reversed (personal communication Tom Smith 12-10-2001)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, how happy would you say you are ? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not happy
ClassificationO-HL-g-sq-v-3-I
Page in publication22
RemarksTable 3 refers to this item as A6 but it is item A7. In the appendix the question wordings A6 and A7 are reversed (personal communication Tom Smith 12-10-2001)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.497.83
Standard deviation0.561.65

Scores in123
%3.145.351.6