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

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-c-sq-v-4-f 1991 2.88 0.77 6.16 2.13 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2001 3.02 0.79 6.91 2.22 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f 2007 3.01 0.77 6.52 2.16 Average 2.97 0.78 6.53 2.17
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 5.32 1.10 7.38 2.05 Average 5.32 1.10 7.38 2.05
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 2002 7.29 2.10 7.29 2.10 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2008 7.53 2.04 7.53 2.04 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2010 7.65 2.01 7.65 2.01 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2010 7.63 2.02 7.63 2.02 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2012 7.84 1.85 7.84 1.85 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2014 7.64 1.91 7.64 1.91 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2016 7.95 1.73 7.95 1.73 Average 7.65 1.95 7.65 1.95
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-SLL-u-sq-v-4-f 2002 3.07 0.73 7.82 2.14 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-f 2003 3.06 0.76 7.77 2.22 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-f 2004 3.06 0.76 7.76 2.24 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-f 2005 3.05 0.76 7.77 2.22 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-f 2006 3.08 0.75 7.84 2.16 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-f 2007 3.12 0.72 7.95 2.04 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-f 2008 3.13 0.71 8.02 1.98 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-f 2009 3.15 0.71 8.04 1.96 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-f 2010 3.22 0.70 8.19 1.84 Average 3.10 0.73 7.91 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-a 2001 7.02 2.18 6.69 2.42 Average 7.02 2.18 6.69 2.42
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 2002 6.61 2.60 6.61 2.60 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2007 7.08 1.97 7.08 1.97 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2008 7.38 2.21 7.38 2.21 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2010 7.49 2.14 7.49 2.14 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2010 7.47 2.16 7.47 2.16 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2012 7.52 2.13 7.52 2.13 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2014 7.46 2.13 7.46 2.13 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2016 7.84 1.89 7.84 1.89 Average 7.36 2.15 7.36 2.15
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 7.50 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 7.22 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 7.10 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 7.42 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 7.52 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 7.72 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 7.50 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 7.71 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 7.64 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 7.50 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 7.61 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 7.74 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 7.52 Average 7.52
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 64.00 Average 64.00
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 2008 36.03 6.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 36.88 6.84 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 31.71 6.59 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 35.34 6.77 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 34.59 6.73 Average 34.91 6.75
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 35.00 6.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 34.00 6.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 29.00 6.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 29.00 6.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 26.00 6.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 33.00 6.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 32.00 6.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 27.00 6.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 34.00 6.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 43.00 7.15 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 38.00 6.90 Average 32.73 6.66
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 36.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2008 32.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 34.13 Average 34.04
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 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b 2008 31.00 Average 32.50
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 1961 5.32 2.25 5.32 2.25 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2006 7.17 1.85 7.17 1.85 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 6.84 2.04 6.84 2.04 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 6.84 2.05 6.84 2.05 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 7.26 1.90 7.26 1.90 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 7.35 1.75 7.35 1.75 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 7.36 1.59 7.36 1.59 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 7.43 1.82 7.43 1.82 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 7.11 1.74 7.11 1.74 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 7.32 1.61 7.32 1.61 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 7.40 1.58 7.40 1.58 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 7.08 1.78 7.08 1.78 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 7.16 1.67 7.16 1.67 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 7.33 1.52 7.33 1.52 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 6.93 1.73 6.93 1.73 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 7.20 7.20 Average 7.07 1.79 7.07 1.79
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 38.79 6.94 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 37.58 6.88 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.41 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 28.94 6.45 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 33.30 6.67 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 44.03 7.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 36.61 6.83 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 39.71 6.99 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 38.14 6.91 Average