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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ai
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are...?
3   really happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Eurobarometer (2004b): study BE 1976 15+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1976 N = 963
Mean
= 2.252
SD
= 0.633
Eurobarometer (2004b): study BE 1976 /1 15+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1976 N = 1078
Mean
= 2.224
SD
= 0.592
Eurobarometer (2004b): study BE 1977 /1 15+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1977 N = 1060
Mean
= 2.356
SD
= 0.639
Eurobarometer (2004b): study BE 1978 15+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1978 N = 1013
Mean
= 2.237
SD
= 0.639
Eurobarometer (2004b): study BE 1978 /1 15+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1978 N = 1008
Mean
= 2.278
SD
= 0.678
Eurobarometer (2004b): study BE 1979 15+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1979 N = 982
Mean
= 2.392
SD
= 0.604
Eurobarometer (2004b): study BE 1982 15+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1982 N = 1020
Mean
= 2.137
SD
= 0.613
Eurobarometer (2004b): study BE 1983 15+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1983 N = 1038
Mean
= 2.205
SD
= 0.593
Eurobarometer (2004b): study BE 1983 /1 15+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1983 N = 995
Mean
= 2.203
SD
= 0.587
Eurobarometer (1986): study BE 1984 /1 15+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1984 N = 1035
Mean
= 2.080
SD
= 0.601
Eurobarometer (1986): study BE 1985 /1 15+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1985 N = 1011
Mean
= 2.100
SD
= 0.597
Eurobarometer (1986): study BE 1986 15+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1986 N = 1007
Mean
= 2.180
SD
= 0.592
Eurobarometer (1991): study BE 1986 15+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1986 N = 999
Mean
= 2.070
SD
= 0.610
Eurobarometer (2004b): study DK 1976 15+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1976 N = 980
Mean
= 2.274
SD
= 0.567
Eurobarometer (2004b): study DK 1976 /1 15+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1976 N = 962
Mean
= 2.288
SD
= 0.602
Eurobarometer (2004b): study DK 1977 /1 15+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1977 N = 995
Mean
= 2.274
SD
= 0.581
Eurobarometer (2004b): study DK 1978 15+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1978 N = 983
Mean
= 2.341
SD
= 0.594
Eurobarometer (2004b): study DK 1978 /1 15+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1978 N = 1006
Mean
= 2.302
SD
= 0.558
Eurobarometer (1986): study DK 1979 15+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1979 N = 1073
Mean
= 2.306
SD
= 0.563
Eurobarometer (2004b): study FR 1976 15+ aged, general public, France, 1976 N = 1232
Mean
= 1.923
SD
= 0.616
Eurobarometer (2004b): study FR 1976 /1 15+ aged, general public, France, 1976 N = 1010
Mean
= 1.840
SD
= 0.601
Eurobarometer (2004b): study FR 1977 15+ aged, general public, France, 1977 N = 1002
Mean
= 1.939
SD
= 0.608
Eurobarometer (2004b): study FR 1978 15+ aged, general public, France, 1978 N = 1105
Mean
= 1.848
SD
= 0.606
Eurobarometer (2004b): study FR 1978 /1 15+ aged, general public, France, 1978 N = 1194
Mean
= 1.847
SD
= 0.612
Eurobarometer (2004b): study FR 1979 15+ aged, general public, France, 1979 N = 1010
Mean
= 2.020
SD
= 0.607
Eurobarometer (2004b): study FR 1982 15+ aged, general public, France, 1982 N = 939
Mean
= 1.944
SD
= 0.597
Eurobarometer (2004b): study FR 1983 15+ aged, general public, France, 1983 N = 1011
Mean
= 1.947
SD
= 0.616
Eurobarometer (2004b): study FR 1983 /1 15+ aged, general public, France, 1983 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.895
SD
= 0.592
Eurobarometer (1986): study FR 1984 /1 15+ aged, general public, France, 1984 N = 1006
Mean
= 1.910
SD
= 0.591
Eurobarometer (1986): study FR 1985 /1 15+ aged, general public, France, 1985 N = 1006
Mean
= 1.940
SD
= 0.583
Eurobarometer (1986): study FR 1986 15+ aged, general public, France, 1986 N = 1004
Mean
= 1.950
SD
= 0.589
Eurobarometer (1991): study FR 1986 15+ aged, general public, France, 1986 N = 994
Mean
= 1.920
SD
= 0.580
Eurobarometer (2004b): study NL 1976 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1976 N = 905
Mean
= 2.316
SD
= 0.592
Eurobarometer (2004b): study NL 1976 /1 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1976 N = 1123
Mean
= 2.283
SD
= 0.577
Eurobarometer (2004b): study NL 1977 /1 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1977 N = 960
Mean
= 2.420
SD
= 0.576
Eurobarometer (2004b): study NL 1978 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1978 N = 1131
Mean
= 2.389
SD
= 0.593
Eurobarometer (2004b): study NL 1978 /1 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1978 N = 945
Mean
= 2.318
SD
= 0.596
Eurobarometer (2004b): study NL 1979 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1979 N = 1023
Mean
= 2.464
SD
= 0.559
Eurobarometer (2004b): study NL 1982 /1 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1982 N = 1056
Mean
= 2.381
SD
= 0.619
Eurobarometer (2004b): study NL 1983 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1983 N = 998
Mean
= 2.416
SD
= 0.583
Eurobarometer (2004b): study NL 1983 /1 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1983 N = 1050
Mean
= 2.357
SD
= 0.596
Eurobarometer (1986): study NL 1984 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1984 N = 1018
Mean
= 2.390
SD
= 0.583
Eurobarometer (1986): study NL 1985 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1985 N = 1068
Mean
= 2.330
SD
= 0.586
Eurobarometer (1986): study NL 1986 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1986 N = 1001
Mean
= 2.400
SD
= 0.584
Eurobarometer (1995): study NL 1986 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1986 N = 1926
Mean
= 2.360
SD
= 0.593
Eurobarometer (2004b): study FR 1975 15+ aged, general public, France, 1975 N = 1156
Mean
= 1.872
SD
= 0.658
Eurobarometer (2004b): study BE 1975 15+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1975 N = 1554
Mean
= 2.262
SD
= 0.627
Eurobarometer (2004b): study NL 1975 15+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1975 N = 1093
Mean
= 2.233
SD
= 0.612