Findings on happiness in Smith (1979): study US 1975

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, 1975
Collect period7
Survey nameUS-NORC-5059
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =581
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Page in publication22
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.147.06
Standard deviation0.691.80

Scores in123
%18.050.032.0