# Distributional Findings on Happiness by measure type and by year in the general public of Belarus (BY)

Typical text:
Taking all things together, would you say you are?:
- very happy
- quite happy
- not very happy
- not at all happy
very = 4 ......not at all = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 4) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1990 2.46 0.71 5.27 2.20 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1996 2.42 0.72 5.17 2.24 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2000 2.69 0.65 6.07 2.04 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-ga 2001 2.78 0.84 6.04 2.37 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2011 2.75 0.70 6.19 2.11 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2018 3.12 0.57 7.32 1.52 Average 2.70 0.70 6.01 2.08
Typical text:
How satisfied are you with the life you lead?
- very satisfied
- fairly satisfied
- not very satisfied
- not at all satisfied
very = 4 ....... not at all = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 4) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-c 2001 2.54 0.90 5.50 2.44 Average 2.54 0.90 5.50 2.44
Typical text:
All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now?
10 satisfied
.: .
1 dissatisfied
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa 1990 5.52 2.24 5.02 2.49 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa 1996 4.35 2.19 3.72 2.43 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2000 4.81 2.21 4.23 2.46 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2011 5.78 2.12 5.31 2.36 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2018 6.85 2.05 6.50 2.28 Average 5.46 2.16 4.96 2.40
Typical text:
All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
10 very satisfied
:
0 not satisfied
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2007 5.83 1.78 5.83 1.78 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2008 5.46 1.83 5.46 1.83 Average 5.64 1.81 5.64 1.81
Typical text:
All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
10 very satisfied
:
0 not satisfied
Missing cases of average life-satisfaction in nations estimated on the basis of a combination of observed components of happiness in that nation:
1) Afffective component, measured using responses to multiple questions about yesterday's affective experience, from which an affect balance score was computed
2) Cognitive component, measured using responses to single question on Best-Worst possible life
Computation explained in EHERO Working Paper 2021-3 https://www.eur.nl/en/ehero/media/2021-03-ehero-workingpaper2021-3 How to complete the ranklist of happiness in nations
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2006 6.66 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 6.64 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 6.39 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 6.52 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 3.91 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 6.82 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 7.06 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 6.85 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 6.79 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 6.47 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 6.67 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 6.45 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 7.06 Average 6.48
Typical text:
During the past few weeks did you ever feel (yes/no)
- particularly excited or interested in something?
- so restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
- proud because someone complimented you on something you had done?
- very lonely or remote from other people?
- bored?
- on top of the world?
- depressed?
- that things were going your way?
- upset because someone criticized you?
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-5 - 5) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1984 0.94 5.94 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1990 0.77 1.90 5.77 1.90 Average 0.85 1.90 5.86 1.90
Typical text:
Do you want more days like yesterday?
- yes
- no
% yes
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AOL-yd-sq-v-2-a 2007 45.00 Average 45.00
Typical text:
Did you feel yesterday.. (yes/no)?
- enjoyment
- worry
- anger
- depression
- did you smile and laugh a lot
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 34.23 6.71 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 35.83 6.79 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 27.14 6.36 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 34.24 6.71 Average 32.86 6.64
Typical text:
Did you feel yesterday (yes/no)
- well-rested
- treated with respect
- smile and laugh a lot
- learn or do something interesting
- enjoyment
- physical pain
- worry
- stress
- anger

Rated:
0: no
1: yes

Computation: (A+B+C+D+E) - (F+G+H+I+J)
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2006 30.00 6.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 27.00 6.35 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 33.00 6.65 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 38.00 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 30.00 6.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 36.00 6.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 33.00 6.65 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 38.00 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 37.00 6.85 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 35.00 6.75 Average 33.70 6.68
Typical text:
Did you feel yesterday.. (yes/no)?
- well rested
- worried
- proud
- depressed
- ...etc
Computation: % positive affect minus % negative affect
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2007 29.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2008 27.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 36.73 Average 32.86 27.00
Typical text:
Did you feel yesterday.. (yes/no)?
- well rested
- worried
- proud
- depressed
- ...etc
Computation: % positive affect minus % negative affect
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b 2007 26.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b 2008 24.00 Average 25.00
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 33.61 6.68 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 36.10 6.81 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.36 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 40.25 7.01 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 41.04 7.05 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 39.94 7.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 37.18 6.86 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 30.81 6.54 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 21.46 6.07 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 40.10 7.01 Average 32.08 6.78
Typical text:
Suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder the worst possible life. Where on this ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
- 10
- .
- .
- 0
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2006 5.66 1.77 5.66 1.77 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 5.62 1.79 5.62 1.79 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 5.46 1.80 5.46 1.80 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 5.56 1.94 5.56 1.94 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 5.53 1.85 5.53 1.85 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 5.23 5.23 1.98 1.98 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 5.75 2.04 5.75 2.04 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 5.88 1.78 5.88 1.78 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 5.81 1.88 5.81 1.88 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 5.72 2.00 5.72 2.00 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 5.18 1.78 5.18 1.78 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 5.55 1.66 5.55 1.66 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 5.23 1.69 5.23 1.69 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 5.82 1.92 5.82 1.92 Average 5.57 2.08 5.34 1.85