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

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 2005 3.21 0.72 7.45 1.94 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2006 3.07 0.66 7.15 1.82 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f 2007 3.08 0.68 6.73 1.91 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2011 3.05 0.74 7.02 2.06 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2019 3.05 0.73 7.04 2.04 Average 3.09 0.71 7.08 1.95
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 2002 5.29 1.08 7.61 2.26 Average 5.29 1.08 7.61 2.26
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 7.75 1.96 7.50 2.18 O-HL-u-sq-n-10-b 2007 7.66 1.85 7.40 2.06 Average 7.71 1.90 7.45 2.12
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 7.78 1.62 7.78 1.62 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2008 7.54 1.60 7.54 1.60 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2010 7.24 1.94 7.24 1.94 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2012 7.23 2.05 7.23 2.05 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2018 7.46 1.83 7.46 1.83 Average 7.45 1.81 7.45 1.81
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 2.92 0.73 6.37 2.12 O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-b 2002 2.87 0.74 6.22 2.16 O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-b 2003 3.04 0.75 6.73 2.19 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2004 3.32 0.74 7.40 2.05 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2005 3.16 0.76 6.96 2.09 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2005 3.18 0.74 7.02 2.04 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2006 3.17 0.75 6.99 2.06 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2006 3.16 0.66 6.96 1.83 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2007 3.19 0.73 7.04 2.01 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2007 3.12 0.75 6.85 2.06 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2008 3.20 0.66 7.07 1.83 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2008 3.17 0.75 6.99 2.06 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2009 3.17 0.75 6.99 2.06 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2009 3.09 0.76 6.76 2.10 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2010 3.10 0.78 6.80 2.14 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2010 3.06 0.76 6.68 2.08 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2011 3.07 0.80 6.72 2.20 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2011 2.99 0.84 6.50 2.30 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2012 3.04 0.82 6.64 2.25 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2012 2.88 0.92 6.21 2.49 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2013 2.78 0.90 5.93 2.44 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2013 2.77 0.88 5.90 2.38 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2014 3.09 0.87 6.78 2.37 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2014 2.98 0.79 6.47 2.14 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2015 3.00 0.79 6.52 2.16 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2015 3.05 0.77 6.66 2.10 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2016 3.09 0.82 6.78 2.25 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2016 3.02 0.72 6.58 1.99 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2017 3.12 0.74 6.84 2.03 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2017 3.22 0.70 7.12 1.94 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2018 3.14 0.74 6.90 2.02 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2018 3.11 0.72 6.82 1.98 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2019 3.19 0.69 7.04 1.92 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2019 3.22 0.69 7.12 1.90 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2020 3.20 0.66 7.07 1.83 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2021 2.95 0.70 6.37 1.92 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2021 3.06 0.75 6.68 2.05 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2022 3.06 0.68 6.68 1.86 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2023 3.02 0.76 6.57 2.09 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2023 3.13 0.72 6.87 2.00 Average 3.08 0.76 6.74 2.09
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-b 2003 7.20 2.09 6.89 2.32 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2005 7.37 1.98 7.08 2.20 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b 2007 7.05 2.19 6.72 2.43 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2011 7.17 2.04 6.85 2.26 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b 2016 6.50 6.11 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2019 6.91 2.14 6.57 2.38 Average 7.03 2.09 6.70 2.32
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 7.46 1.66 7.46 1.66 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2008 7.08 1.80 7.08 1.80 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2009 7.12 1.97 7.12 1.97 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2010 7.16 2.00 7.16 2.00 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2012 6.86 2.41 6.86 2.41 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cj 2013 6.20 6.20 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2018 7.06 2.11 7.06 2.11 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cc 2018 7.10 7.10 Average 7.00 1.99 7.00 1.99
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 7.51 7.51 Average 7.51 7.51
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 6.88 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 6.99 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 6.86 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 7.20 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 6.76 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 6.25 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 6.24 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 6.13 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 6.54 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 6.78 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 7.01 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 6.93 Average 6.71
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 2006 63.00 Average 63.00
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 41.69 7.08 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 49.04 7.45 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 49.08 7.45 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 38.67 6.93 Average 44.62 7.23
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 40.00 7.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 32.00 6.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 38.00 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 39.00 6.95 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 31.00 6.55 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 22.00 6.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 25.00 6.25 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 25.00 6.25 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 29.00 6.45 Average 31.22 6.56
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 2006 43.00 Average 43.00
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 2006 42.00 Average 42.00
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 6.23 2.03 6.23 2.03 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 6.83 2.03 6.83 2.03 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 6.39 2.21 6.39 2.21 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 6.69 2.20 6.69 2.20 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 6.18 2.21 6.18 2.21 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 5.44 2.63 5.44 2.63 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 5.63 2.48 5.63 2.48 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 5.44 2.40 5.44 2.40 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 5.79 2.42 5.79 2.42 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 6.06 2.37 6.06 2.37 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 6.28 2.13 6.28 2.13 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 6.14 2.11 6.14 2.11 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 6.26 6.26 Average 6.10 2.27 6.10 2.27
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 3.02 1.14 5.04 2.28 Average 3.02 1.14 5.04 2.28
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-3 - 3) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-cw-mq-v-4-c 2006 0.93 0.73 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 57.62 7.88 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.56 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 32.76 6.64 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 34.01 6.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 36.36 6.82 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 40.57 7.03 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 48.37 7.42 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 45.21 7.26 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 47.25 7.36 Average