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Distributional Findings on Happiness by measure type and by year in the general public of Dominican Republic (DO)

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 1996 3.05 0.78 6.93 2.20 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f 2007 3.15 0.91 6.93 2.53 O-HL-g-sq-v-4-f 2008 2.91 0.92 5.83 2.61 Average 3.04 0.87 6.56 2.45
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-c 2004 3.04 0.85 6.63 2.36 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-dc 2006 3.35 0.73 7.69 1.86 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2007 2.99 0.91 6.49 2.51 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-dc 2008 3.40 0.71 7.82 1.80 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2009 2.98 0.86 6.45 2.38 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-da 2010 3.35 0.77 7.68 1.96 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2010 2.86 0.98 6.16 2.67 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2011 2.93 1.02 6.34 2.79 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2013 3.47 0.75 7.82 2.07 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2015 3.51 0.75 7.94 2.07 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2016 3.54 0.72 8.00 1.99 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2017 3.37 0.82 7.54 2.25 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2018 3.46 0.77 7.79 2.15 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2020 3.35 0.82 7.48 2.27 Average 3.26 0.82 7.27 2.22
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 1996 7.13 2.46 6.81 2.74 Average 7.13 2.46 6.81 2.74
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
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2007 7.42 2.36 7.42 2.36 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2008 7.60 2.31 7.60 2.31 Average 7.51 2.33 7.51 2.33
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 7.04 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 7.04 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 6.36 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 7.12 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 6.74 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 7.36 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 6.89 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 7.19 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 7.30 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 7.00 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 7.30 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 7.54 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 7.49 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 7.98 Average 7.17
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 76.00 Average 76.00
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 40.22 7.01 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 50.56 7.53 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 50.53 7.53 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 50.90 7.55 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 49.98 7.50 Average 48.44 7.42
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 45.00 7.25 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 47.00 7.35 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 35.00 6.75 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 46.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 45.00 7.25 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 43.00 7.15 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 43.00 7.15 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 44.00 7.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 45.00 7.25 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 40.00 7.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 44.00 7.20 Average 43.36 7.17
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-o 2007 52.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2008 38.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 45.10 Average 45.03
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 52.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b 2008 39.00 Average 45.50
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 47.34 7.37 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 50.65 7.53 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.51 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 49.82 7.49 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 49.76 7.49 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 41.87 7.09 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 48.19 7.41 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 46.42 7.32 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 45.35 7.27 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 52.02 7.60 Average 43.19 7.40
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-a 1962 1.62 1.78 1.62 1.78 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2006 5.09 3.07 5.09 3.07 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 5.08 2.85 5.08 2.85 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 4.84 3.10 4.84 3.10 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 4.84 3.10 4.84 3.10 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 5.43 3.13 5.43 3.13 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 4.74 3.22 4.74 3.22 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 5.30 2.90 5.30 2.90 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 5.40 3.00 5.40 3.00 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 4.75 2.74 4.75 2.74 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 5.02 2.80 5.02 2.80 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 5.39 2.99 5.39 2.99 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 5.06 2.93 5.06 2.93 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 5.24 3.11 5.24 3.11 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 5.61 3.24 5.61 3.24 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 5.43 3.40 5.43 3.40 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 6.00 3.22 6.00 3.22 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 5.17 5.17 Average 5.00 2.98 5.00 2.98