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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (2002a): study ZZ EU 12 1973

Public:
Adults, general public, EU 12 member states, 1973-1996
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 15000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Inequality of happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Standard deviation of responses to single  question: On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead?
4  very satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
-  Don't know

Asked bi-annually 1973 to 1996

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = -.49 Trend in inequality of happiness by trend in average happiness in nations.
Average correlation in 12 EU nations 1973-1996