- Adults, general public, 2 towns, prosperous and depressed, Illinois, USA, 1962/3 - 1962/10
- N = 547
- Non Response:
- Authors's label
- Living in a period of national crisis
- Our Classification
- Re-interview during Cuban missile crisis in October 1962 (T2).
This crisis involved a political con- frontation between the USA and the USSR and might have resulted in a (nuclear) war.
Happiness assessed at T1 and T2.
Observed Relation with Happiness
Most Ss got slightly happier.
Unaffected by worrying about the crisis.
Stronger among Ss who were worrying about the crisis.
No relationship with the Index of Negative Affects.