Findings on happiness in ~Gallup (2008): study US 2002

TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
SourceThe Gallup Organization, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 2002
Collect period1/7-9th
Survey nameGallup poll
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1014
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksAlso reported in Saad 2004
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, are you satisfied with the way things are going in your personal life at this time? 2 satisfied 1 dissatisfied
RemarksAlso reported in Saad 2004
DKNA %1.1
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 2On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.341.92

Scores in12

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)
RemarksAlso reported in Saad 2002
DKNA %0.5
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.741.74

Scores in012345678910

Full textSelfreport on single question: Now thinking about today, how would you describe your mood, has it been ..? 1 very bad 2 somewhat bad 3 good nor bad 4 somewhat good 5 very good
Page in publicationqn6
RemarksQuestionaire: Gallup Poll Social Series: Mood of the Nation
DKNA %0.3
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.942.35

Scores in12345