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Correlational findings

Study Manning-Gibbs (1972): study US 1946

Public:
Adults, general public, USA, 1946-1966
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 25617
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Community size
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: farm
2: rural non-farm and under 2500
3: 2500-9999
4: 10,000 - 99,999
5: 100,000 - 499,999
6: 500,000 and over

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-10-c G = ± G' based on proportion very happy.
Response formats of happiness question very slightly over the years.

1946: blacks: G' = -.07 (ns)
      whites: G' = -.02 (ns)
1956: blacks: G' = -.13 (05)
      whites: G' = +.02 (ns)
1966: blacks: G' = -.30 (01)
      whites: G' = +.01 (ns)