Findings on happiness in Lipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1979 /3

Publication
Author(s)Lipset, S.M.; Schneider, W.
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
SourceThe Free Press, 1983, New York, USA
Investigation
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1979
Collect periodquarter 4
Survey nameCambr. Rep. 1979 #4
SampleNot available
Respondents N =0
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksOnly mean value reported
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
Page in publication142-143
RemarksOnly mean value reported
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.606.60
Standard deviation