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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-I
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 In general, how happy would you say you are ?
 3  very happy
 2  fairly happy
 1  not happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Easterlin (1974): study US 1946 /1 Adults, general public, USA, 1946-1970 N = 29143
Gallup (2008): study US 1948 /2 Adults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1948 N = 1596
Mean
= 2.328
SD
= 0.671
Gallup (2008): study US 1956 /2 Adults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1956 N = 1969
Mean
= 2.491
SD
= 0.588
Gallup (2008): study US 1956 /1 Adults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1956 N = 2207
Mean
= 2.472
SD
= 0.597
Smith (1979): study US 1963 /1 Adults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1963 N = 1555
Mean
= 2.428
SD
= 0.577
Smith (1979): study US 1966 Adults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1966 N = 1569
Mean
= 2.485
SD
= 0.558
Smith (1979): study US 1966 /1 Adults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1966 N = 1588
Mean
= 2.390
SD
= 0.615
Smith (1979): study US 1970 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1970 N = 1517
Mean
= 2.381
SD
= 0.600
Gallup (2008): study US 1966 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1966 N = 3510
Mean
= 2.374
SD
= 0.616
Gallup (2008): study US 1966 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1966 N = 3531
Mean
= 2.463
SD
= 0.565
Gallup (2008): study US 1963 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1963 N = 3668
Mean
= 2.423
SD
= 0.585
Easterlin (1974): study US 1946 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1946 N = 3151
Mean
= 2.293
SD
= 0.640