Findings on happiness in Blanchflower (2009): study US 2008

Publication
Author(s)Blanchflower, D.G.
TitleHappiness and Health Care Coverage.
SourceIZA Discussion Paper no. 4450, 2009, Bonn, Germany
URLhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1489273
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 2008
Survey nameUS_BRFSS 2008
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
WeightingY
Respondents N =380855
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question In general, how satisfied are you with your life? 1 very dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 3 satisfied 4 very satisfied
ClassificationO-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e
Page in publication8
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.398.57
Standard deviation0.621.42

Scores in1234
%1.04.049.045.0