Findings on happiness in ~Gallup (2008): study US 1977

Publication
Author(s)~Gallup,
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
SourceThe Gallup Organization, USA
URLhttp://brain.gallup.com/home.aspx
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1977
Collect period11/15
Survey nameGallup poll
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
WeightingY
Respondents N =1506
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Now here are some questions concerning how satisfied - or dissatisfied - you are with various things about your life, such as your standard of living, your education etc. To indicate this, would you use this card. If you are extremely SATISFIED with something you would call of the highest number, ten. If you are extremely DISSATISFIED you would mention the lowest number, zero. If you are neither extremely satisfied nor extremely dissatisfied you would mention some number in between zero and ten - the higher the number, the more satisfied, the lower the number the less satisfied. How satisfied - or dissatisfied - are you with the following? Just read off the number that comes closest to how you feel. We have talked about various parts of your life. Now taking everything into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole? 0 dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-n-11-e
Page in publicationPoll 989
DKNA %0.5
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean8.028.02
Standard deviation1.731.73

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%0.10.60.30.71.07.56.413.826.120.822.3