Findings on happiness in Easterlin (1974): study US 1956

Author(s)Easterlin, R.A.
TitleDoes Economic Growth Improve the Human Lot? Some Empirical Evidence.
SourceDavid, P.A.;Melvin, W.R.;Eds.: "Nations and Households in Economic Growth", Academic Press, 1974, New York, USA, 89 - 125.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1956
Collect period9
Survey nameUS-AIPO 570
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1979
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, how happy would you say you are ? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not at all happy
DKNA %1.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.592.06

Scores in123