# Distributional findings

## Study Cantril (1965): study DO 1962

Public
21+ aged, general public, Dominican Republic, 1962
Survey name
INT-Cantril World Survey
Sample
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents
N = 814
Non Response
-
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

## Happiness measure(s)

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the  bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
[  10  ]  best possible life
[    9  ]
[    8  ]
[    7  ]
[    6  ]
[    5  ]
[    4  ]
[    3  ]
[    2  ]
[    1  ]
[    0  ]  worst possible life

Preceded by 1)  open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and  where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
84% low, 13% medium, 1% high.
Page in publication:
135, 346
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 33.8%,   2: 22.53%,   3: 18.59%,   4: 9.86%,   5: 6.48%,   6: 3.94%,   7: 1.69%,   8: 0.68%,   9: 0.56%,   10: 0.17%,   11: 0.39%   (total 98.69%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.62 1.62
SD:
1.78 1.78