Happiness measure, code: M-FH-g-sq-v-5-a

Selfreport on single question:

"Now I would like to ask you how you feel about life in general. Please look at this card carefully and pick out the answer that comes closest to your own feeling.
5 I am very happy and hopeful
4 I am more happy and hopeful than sad and worried
3 I am neither happy and hopeful, nor sad and worried
2 I am more sad and worried than happy and hopeful
1 I have sometimes been hopeless about life, and even thought about committing suicide
Focus, M-FH Mixed: Feel Happy
Time frame, g generally
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
Used in studies
Reference~Prime Minister's Office (1985): study US 1977
TitlePublic Opinion Survey on the Life of the Nation.
PublicTwens, United States, 1977
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no