Findings on happiness in Newport (2002): study SA 2002

Publication
Author(s)Newport, F.
TitleOptimism in Nine Predominantly Islamic Countries.
SourceGallup Poll News Service, 21 May 2002, Gallup Organization, Washington DC, USA
URLhttp://www.gallup.com/poll/6058/optimism-nine-predominantly-islamic-countries.aspx
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, Saudi Arabia, 2002
Survey nameGallup Poll of Islam
SampleProbability multi-stage random
WeightingY
Respondents N =754
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksFemales interviewed by female interviewer Non-Arabs excluded (nearly 50% of the adult population).
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: To indicate how you feel about your life at this time, would you use this card? Suppose that the top of the mountain represents the best possible life you can imagine, and the bottom step of the mountain represents the worst possible life you can imagine. On which step of the mountain would you say you personally feel you stand at this time, assuming that the higher the step the better you feel about your life, and the lower the step the worse you feel about it? Just point at the step that comes closest to how you feel. 10 9 8 7 6 5 Mountain like graphic scale 4 3 2 1
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-m-10-a
RemarksFemales interviewed by female interviewer Non-Arabs excluded (nearly 50% of the adult population).
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.606.22
Standard deviation