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Distributional findings

Study Burger & Veenhoven (2016): study EG 2011 /1

Public
15+ aged, general public, Egypt, 2011
Survey name
INT-GallupWorldPoll2011
Sample
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness measure(s)

Full text:
Self report on 10 questions

Did you experience the following feelings during A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday? How about..?
A  enjoyment
B  physical pain
C  worry
D  sadness
E  stress
F  anger

Did you yesterday..?
G feel well rested
H smile and laugh a lot
I  learn or do something interesting
J were you treated with respect all day yesterday

Rated:
1: yes
0: no

Computation:
- Average % positive affect = (A+G+H+I+J)/5
- Average % negative affect = (B+C+D+E+F)/5
- Affect Balance = Average % positive affect - Average % negative affect

These questions do not measure hedonic level of affect of individual persons adequately, since yesterday's mood does not always correspond with typical average mood. Yet these questions can be used for measuring hedonic level in aggregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.
Classification:
A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-ab
Author's label:
Experience Index