Happiness measure, code: O-HL-g-sq-v-4-g

Selfreport on single question:

If you were to consider your life in general, how happy or unhappy would you say you are on the whole?
4 very happy
3 fairly happy
2 fairly unhappy
1 very unhappy
Focus, O-HL Overall: Happiness in Life
Time frame, g generally
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 4
Used in studies
Reference~BBC (2006): study GB 2005
TitleThe Happiness Formula: Opinion Poll.
Public15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2005
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
Reference~ISSP (2003): study BR 2003
TitleInternational Social Survey Programme (ISSP): Website
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, Brazil, 2003
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no