Findings on happiness in ~Pew Research Center (2007): study CN 2005

Author(s)~Pew Research Center,
TitleGlobal Opinion Trends 2002-2007: a Rsing Tide lifts Mood in the Developing World
SourceThe Pew Global Attitudes Project, 2007
Public18+ aged, Urban areas, general public, China, 2005
Collect period5
Survey namePEW survey 2005
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =2166
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksSamples in 6 major cities and surrounding rural areas
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
RemarksSamples in 6 major cities and surrounding rural areas
DKNA %1.1
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.901.90

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