Findings on happiness in Burkholder (2005a): study CN 2004

Publication
Author(s)Burkholder, R.
TitleChina's Citizens Optimistic, Yet not Entirely Satisfied.
SourceGallup Poll News Service, 18 January 2005, Gallup Organization, Washington DC, USA
URLhttp://www.gallup.com/poll/14635/chinas-citizens-optimistic-yet-entirely-satisfied.aspx
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, China, 2004
Collect period11
Survey nameCN-Gallup Poll of China
SampleProbability multi-stage random
WeightingY
Respondents N =3597
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksMacau and Hong Kong SAR not included
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
RemarksMacau and Hong Kong SAR not included
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean4.454.45
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way things are going in your personal life at this time? Are you 4 very satisfied 3 somewhat satisfied 2 somewhat dissatisfied 1 very dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLP-c-sq-v-4-a
RemarksMacau and Hong Kong SAR not included
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.675.88
Standard deviation0.792.06

Scores in1234
%8.029.051.012.0