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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-m-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
mountain scale (m)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"Now taking everything about your life into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life today?"
10 satisfied
9
8
7
6

5
4

3
2
1
0  dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gallup & Kettering (1976c): study ZZ South Sahara Africa 1976 15+ aged, general public, sub Sahara African countries, 1976 N = 914
Mean
= 4.909
SD
= 2.119
Gallup & Kettering (1976d): study ZZ East Asia 1976 /2 15+ aged, general public, Far East countries, 1976 N = 872
Mean
= 4.285
SD
= 2.282
Gallup & Kettering (1976e): study ZZ Latin America 1976 /1 15+ aged, general public, Latin America, 1976 N = 2059
Mean
= 6.806
SD
= 2.271
Gallup (1976): study ZZ South Sahara Africa 1975 16+ aged, general public, South Sahara Africa, 1975 N = 914
Mean
= 4.909
SD
= 2.119
Gallup (1976): study ZZ Anglo-America 1975 16+ aged, general public, Anglo-America, 1975 N = 2059
Mean
= 7.672
SD
= 1.792
Gallup (1976): study CA 1975 16+ aged, general public, Canada, 1975 N = 1032
Mean
= 7.697
SD
= 1.690
Gallup (1976): study US 1975 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1975 N = 1014
Mean
= 7.630
SD
= 1.938
Gallup (1976): study ZZ South East Asia 1975 16+ aged, general public, South East Asia, 1975 N = 872
Mean
= 4.285
SD
= 2.282
Gallup (1976): study IN 1975 16+ aged, general public, India, 1975 N = 354
Mean
= 3.449
SD
= 2.071
Gallup (1976): study JP 1975 16+ aged, general public, Japan, 1975 N = 337
Mean
= 6.050
SD
= 1.728
Gallup (1976): study AU 1975 16+ aged, general public, Australia, 1975 N = 301
Mean
= 7.909
SD
= 1.471
Gallup (1976): study ZZ Benelux 1975 16+ aged, general public, Belgium, Luxemburg and Netherlands (Benelux), 1975 N = 300
Mean
= 6.852
SD
= 2.058
Gallup (1976): study ZZ Scandinavia 1975 16+ aged, general public, Scandinavia, 1975 N = 330
Mean
= 8.039
SD
= 1.484
Gallup (1976): study ZZ Western Europe 1975 16+ aged, general public, Western Europe, 1975 N = 2241
Mean
= 7.149
SD
= 1.937
Gallup (1976): study GB 1975 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1975 N = 307
Mean
= 7.511
SD
= 1.648
Gallup (1976): study FR 1975 16+ aged, general public, France, 1975 N = 330
Mean
= 6.631
SD
= 1.855
Gallup (1976): study XZ Germany West 1975 16+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1975 N = 303
Mean
= 7.297
SD
= 1.768
Gallup (1976): study IT 1975 16+ aged, general public, Italy, 1975 N = 309
Mean
= 6.334
SD
= 2.103
Gallup (1976): study ZZ Latin America 1975 16+ aged, general public, Latin America, 1975 N = 2059
Mean
= 6.806
SD
= 2.271
Gallup (1976): study BR 1975 16+ aged, general public, Brazil, 1975 N = 382
Mean
= 7.030
SD
= 2.249
Gallup (1976): study MX 1975 16+ aged, general public, Mexico, 1975 N = 350
Mean
= 6.970
SD
= 2.066
Hall (1976): study GB 1971 /1 Adults, general public, urban areas, United Kingdom, 1971 N = 593
Mean
= 7.800
Hall (1976): study GB 1973 Adults, general public, urban areas, United Kingdom, 1973 N = 966
Mean
= 7.600
Hall (1976): study GB 1975 Adults, general public, urban areas, United Kingdom, 1975 N = 932
Mean
= 7.800