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Distributional Findings on Happiness by measure type and by year in the general public of Costa Rica (CR)

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-g-sq-v-4-f 2002 3.24 0.79 6.85 2.14 Average 3.24 0.79 6.85 2.14
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-SLu-g-sq-v-3-c 1978 2.89 0.39 8.15 1.18 O-SLu-g-sq-v-3-c 1983 2.89 0.34 8.12 1.13 O-SLu-g-sq-v-3-c 1985 2.94 0.25 8.31 0.83 O-SLu-g-sq-v-3-c 1987 2.87 0.44 8.08 1.32 Average 2.90 0.35 8.17 1.12
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-SLu-g-sq-v-4-dc 1990 3.75 0.51 8.68 1.27 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-dc 1995 3.64 0.70 8.40 1.78 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 1997 2.83 1.05 6.06 2.86 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-b 2000 2.64 1.06 7.30 1.89 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2001 3.34 0.73 7.45 2.04 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-dc 2002 3.33 0.70 7.63 1.79 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2003 3.46 0.70 7.79 1.94 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2004 3.29 0.78 7.30 2.16 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-dc 2004 3.53 0.67 8.13 1.70 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2005 3.34 0.75 7.45 2.08 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-dc 2006 3.38 0.74 7.75 1.88 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2006 3.32 0.73 7.41 2.04 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2007 3.33 0.75 7.43 2.08 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2008 3.01 0.77 6.53 2.14 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-dc 2008 3.41 0.77 7.82 1.96 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2009 3.34 0.69 7.47 1.91 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2010 3.29 0.72 7.31 2.00 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-da 2010 3.44 0.76 7.90 1.93 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2011 3.36 0.71 7.52 1.97 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2013 3.35 0.72 7.48 1.99 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2015 3.32 0.75 7.40 2.08 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2016 3.32 0.72 7.39 1.99 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2017 3.32 0.73 7.40 2.02 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2018 3.30 0.76 7.34 2.09 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2020 3.33 0.77 7.43 2.12 Average 3.32 0.75 7.51 1.99
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 8.48 1.74 8.48 1.74 Average 8.48 1.74 8.48 1.74
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 7.82 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 8.07 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 7.19 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 8.04 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 7.93 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 7.97 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 8.05 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 8.01 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 7.89 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 7.62 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 7.97 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 8.02 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 8.00 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 7.91 Average 7.89
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 2008 79.00 Average 79.00
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 2008 61.13 8.06 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 65.92 8.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 66.50 8.33 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 60.64 8.03 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 63.39 8.17 Average 63.51 8.18
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 55.00 7.75 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 57.00 7.85 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 58.00 7.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 62.00 8.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 60.00 8.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 52.00 7.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 54.00 7.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 52.00 7.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 48.00 7.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 48.00 7.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 50.00 7.50 Average 54.18 7.71
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 2008 60.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 56.93 Average 58.47
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 2008 59.00 Average 59.00
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 63.22 8.16 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 63.52 8.18 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.67 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 57.21 7.86 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 54.73 7.74 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 56.33 7.82 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 59.22 7.96 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 59.90 7.99 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 54.42 7.72 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 54.50 7.73 Average 52.37 7.91
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 7.08 2.09 7.08 2.09 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 7.43 2.17 7.43 2.17 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 6.85 1.98 6.85 1.98 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 7.59 2.22 7.59 2.22 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 7.61 1.93 7.61 1.93 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 7.27 1.94 7.27 1.94 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 7.27 1.94 7.27 1.94 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 7.23 2.20 7.23 2.20 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 7.27 2.14 7.27 2.14 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 7.16 2.03 7.16 2.03 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 7.25 2.19 7.25 2.19 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 6.85 2.26 6.85 2.26 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 7.14 2.14 7.14 2.14 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 7.23 2.08 7.23 2.08 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 7.14 2.15 7.14 2.15 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 7.00 2.15 7.00 2.15 Average 7.21 2.10 7.21 2.10