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Distributional Findings on Happiness by measure type and by year in the general public of Bulgaria (BG)

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 2.33 0.77 4.85 2.34 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1997 2.41 0.81 5.12 2.45 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1998 2.58 0.78 5.66 2.37 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2006 2.60 0.79 5.73 2.39 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2006 2.34 0.84 4.89 2.51 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f 2007 2.70 0.81 5.67 2.25 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2017 2.68 0.84 5.92 2.48 Average 2.52 0.81 5.41 2.40
Typical text:
Considering your life as a whole, would you describe it as
- very unhappy
- unhappy
- mixed
- happy
- very happy
very happy = 7 .... very unhappy = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 7) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-HL-g-sq-v-7-a 2001 4.53 0.99 5.88 1.80 Average 4.53 0.99 5.88 1.80
Typical text:
Taking all things together on a scale of one to ten, how hapy would you say you are?
1 very unhappy
:
10 very happy
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-HL-u-sq-n-10-b 2003 5.91 2.36 5.45 2.62 O-HL-u-sq-n-10-b 2007 5.81 1.94 5.34 2.16 Average 5.86 2.15 5.40 2.39
Typical text:
Generally speaking, how happy do you feel?
10 extremely happy
:
0 extremely unhappy
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2006 5.37 2.51 5.37 2.51 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2008 5.43 2.66 5.43 2.66 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2010 5.66 2.51 5.66 2.51 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2012 5.41 2.67 5.41 2.67 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2018 5.58 2.43 5.58 2.43 Average 5.49 2.55 5.49 2.55
Typical text:
How satisfied are you with the way you are getting on now?
- very satisfied
- all right
- dissatisfied
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 3) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLL-u-sq-v-3-b 1991 1.91 0.58 3.90 2.29 Average 1.91 0.58 3.90 2.29
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-u-sq-v-4-b 2001 2.08 0.82 4.05 2.20 O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-b 2002 2.04 0.86 3.95 2.32 O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-b 2003 2.05 0.83 3.97 2.21 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2004 2.06 0.84 3.99 2.20 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2005 2.02 0.80 3.87 2.10 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2005 2.05 0.79 3.95 2.07 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2006 1.99 0.77 3.78 2.02 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2006 2.17 0.82 4.27 2.16 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2007 2.16 0.79 4.24 2.08 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2007 2.24 0.78 4.44 2.08 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2008 2.22 0.86 4.42 2.28 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2008 2.20 0.79 4.34 2.10 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2009 2.26 0.79 4.49 2.09 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2009 2.19 0.81 4.33 2.15 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2010 2.19 0.79 4.33 2.09 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2010 2.20 0.82 4.34 2.17 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2011 2.19 0.80 4.33 2.13 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2011 2.22 0.76 4.39 2.01 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2012 2.22 0.81 4.41 2.16 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2012 2.24 0.82 4.46 2.17 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2013 2.08 0.82 4.04 2.16 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2013 2.13 0.85 4.17 2.24 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2014 2.25 0.83 4.49 2.19 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2014 2.32 0.79 4.67 2.10 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2015 2.33 0.86 4.70 2.29 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2015 2.32 0.80 4.67 2.13 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2016 2.33 0.84 4.70 2.23 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2016 2.42 0.83 4.93 2.23 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2017 2.39 0.83 4.86 2.22 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2017 2.45 0.85 5.04 2.27 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2018 2.39 0.82 4.86 2.18 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2018 2.42 0.82 4.93 2.21 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2019 2.43 0.81 4.97 2.18 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2019 2.49 0.76 5.12 2.04 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2020 2.40 0.84 4.89 2.23 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2021 2.53 0.73 5.21 1.97 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2021 2.60 0.74 5.41 2.01 Average 2.25 0.81 4.49 2.15
Typical text:
Taking all together, how satisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole these days?
- completely satisfied
- very satisfied
- satisfied
- satisfied nor unsatisfied
- unsatisfied
- very unsatisfied
- completely dissatisfied
completely satisfied = 7 ... completely diss = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 7) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-b 1991 4.25 1.71 5.42 2.85 Average 4.25 1.71 5.43 2.85
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 5.03 2.29 4.48 2.55 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 1997 5.34 2.69 4.82 2.98 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa 1997 4.66 2.40 4.06 2.67 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b 2003 4.41 2.31 3.79 2.57 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2006 5.22 2.27 4.69 2.53 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b 2007 5.01 2.07 4.46 2.30 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b 2016 5.60 5.11 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2017 6.20 2.57 5.78 2.85 Average 5.18 2.37 4.65 2.64
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-cd 2006 4.70 2.69 4.70 2.69 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2008 4.41 2.60 4.41 2.60 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2010 4.88 2.62 4.88 2.62 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2012 4.42 2.67 4.42 2.67 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cj 2013 4.80 4.80 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2018 4.94 2.53 4.94 2.53 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cc 2018 5.40 5.40 Average 4.79 2.62 4.79 2.62
Typical text:
A: How satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
B: How satisfied are you with how your life has turned out so far?
C: How happy are you?
0 extremely dissatisfied
:
10 extremely satisfied
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-Sum-*-mq-n-11-a 2006 5.05 5.05 Average 5.05 5.05
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 2007 4.59 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 4.55 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 4.61 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 4.95 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 4.88 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 5.10 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 5.46 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 5.57 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 5.72 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 5.83 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 5.86 Average 5.19
Typical text:
Average of reported positive affects minus average of negative affects. Various lists of recent affective experiences
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-3 - 3) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-cw-mq-v-4-c 2006 0.71 0.82 Average 0.71 0.82
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 61.00 Average 61.00
Typical text:
Did you feel yesterday.. (yes/no)?
- enjoyment
- worry
- sadness
- 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 2010 30.82 6.54 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 26.28 6.31 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 33.65 6.68 Average 30.25 6.51
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
- sadness
- 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 34.00 6.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 34.00 6.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 41.00 7.05 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 32.00 6.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 33.00 6.65 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 31.00 6.55 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 36.00 6.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 43.00 7.15 Average 35.50 6.77
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 40.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2011 36.33 Average 38.17
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 34.00 Average 34.00
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 36.82 6.84 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.36 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 34.44 6.72 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 39.22 6.96 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 42.86 7.14 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 45.02 7.25 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 42.56 7.13 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 44.99 7.25 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 46.29 7.31 Average 36.95 7.07
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 2002 3.75 1.98 3.75 1.98 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 3.84 1.95 3.84 1.95 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 3.91 1.97 3.91 1.97 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 3.88 1.99 3.88 1.99 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 4.22 2.17 4.22 2.17 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 3.99 2.12 3.99 2.12 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 4.44 2.00 4.44 2.00 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 4.87 2.20 4.87 2.20 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 4.84 1.92 4.84 1.92 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 5.10 1.85 5.10 1.85 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 5.10 2.04 5.10 2.04 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 5.11 2.05 5.11 2.05 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 5.60 5.60 Average 4.51 2.02 4.51 2.02
Typical text:
On the whole my life is close to how I would like it to be
- strongly agree
- agree
- neither agree nor disagree
- disagree
- strongly disagree
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 5) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD C-RA-u-sq-v-5-a 2007 2.82 1.02 4.65 2.03 Average 2.82 1.02 4.65 2.03