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

Typical text:
In general, how happy would you say you are?:
- very happy
- fairly happy
- not very happy
very = 3...not very = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 3) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1975 2.03 0.69 6.67 1.79 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1976 1.95 0.56 6.44 1.44 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1976 2.12 0.62 6.89 1.64 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1977 2.01 0.61 6.61 1.58 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1978 2.13 0.64 6.91 1.69 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1978 2.01 0.62 6.59 1.61 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1979 2.20 0.56 7.09 1.50 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1982 2.10 0.55 6.83 1.47 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1983 2.13 0.58 6.90 1.54 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1983 2.13 0.54 6.90 1.45 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1984 2.10 0.53 6.83 1.40 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1985 2.20 0.57 7.10 1.52 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1986 2.27 0.55 7.27 1.49 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1986 2.18 0.52 7.04 1.41 O-HL-u-sq-v-3-a 2008 2.32 0.57 6.60 2.86 Average 2.13 0.58 6.85 1.63
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 1999 3.29 0.59 7.73 1.47 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2006 3.30 0.63 8.42 1.58 Average 3.30 0.61 8.08 1.53
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 7.98 1.70 7.76 1.89 O-HL-u-sq-n-10-b 2007 8.05 1.67 7.83 1.86 Average 8.01 1.68 7.79 1.87
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 7.91 1.90 7.91 1.90 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2004 7.75 1.85 7.75 1.85 Average 7.83 1.87 7.83 1.87
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-b 1973 3.31 0.68 7.37 1.87 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1975 3.26 0.70 7.24 1.93 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1975 2.98 0.86 6.49 2.35 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1976 3.24 0.62 7.18 1.73 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1976 3.15 0.73 6.94 2.00 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1977 3.26 0.68 7.24 1.89 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1977 3.27 0.66 7.25 1.85 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1978 3.27 0.68 7.25 1.88 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1978 3.17 0.73 6.99 2.02 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1979 3.26 0.60 7.24 1.65 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1980 3.28 0.59 7.29 1.64 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1981 3.33 0.62 7.43 1.71 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1982 3.24 0.74 7.19 2.04 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1982 3.24 0.68 7.19 1.87 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1983 3.32 0.62 7.39 1.71 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1983 3.26 0.70 7.23 1.93 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1984 3.27 0.71 7.26 1.94 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1984 3.23 0.62 7.15 1.71 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1985 3.30 0.64 7.34 1.78 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1985 3.32 0.66 7.41 1.83 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1986 3.34 0.62 7.47 1.73 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1986 3.30 0.66 7.36 1.82 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1987 3.36 0.59 7.50 1.65 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1987 3.26 0.72 7.23 1.96 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1988 3.30 0.61 7.33 1.69 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1988 3.23 0.71 7.15 1.98 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1989 3.34 0.57 7.46 1.58 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1989 3.22 0.67 7.11 1.84 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1989 3.30 0.61 7.35 1.69 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1990 3.39 0.61 7.59 1.72 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1990 3.40 0.57 7.62 1.58 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1991 3.46 0.61 7.80 1.70 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1991 3.38 0.61 7.58 1.71 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1992 3.36 0.61 7.51 1.69 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1992 3.36 0.59 7.52 1.66 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1993 3.30 0.61 7.35 1.69 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1993 3.30 0.67 7.35 1.85 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1994 3.37 0.61 7.54 1.70 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1994 3.33 0.60 7.44 1.67 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1995 3.39 0.63 7.58 1.74 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1996 3.29 0.62 7.32 1.73 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1997 3.32 0.61 7.40 1.71 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1998 3.25 0.75 7.22 2.06 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 1999 3.28 0.68 7.30 1.88 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2000 3.21 0.64 7.09 1.79 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2000 3.27 0.68 7.25 1.87 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2001 3.26 0.61 7.24 1.70 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2001 3.30 0.61 7.35 1.69 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2002 3.28 0.68 7.29 1.88 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2002 3.29 0.60 7.31 1.67 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2003 3.26 0.70 7.22 1.95 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2004 3.45 0.62 7.76 1.73 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2005 3.43 0.62 7.71 1.72 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2005 3.38 0.69 7.56 1.90 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2006 3.38 0.69 7.57 1.90 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2006 3.37 0.64 7.54 1.79 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2007 3.36 0.69 7.52 1.89 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2007 3.39 0.63 7.60 1.75 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2008 3.41 0.62 7.65 1.72 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2008 3.28 0.72 7.30 1.99 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2009 3.35 0.59 7.48 1.64 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2009 3.39 0.56 7.59 1.58 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2010 3.34 0.60 7.46 1.68 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2010 3.34 0.59 7.46 1.63 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2011 3.39 0.56 7.60 1.56 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2011 3.30 0.62 7.35 1.72 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2012 3.33 0.65 7.43 1.79 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2012 3.29 0.57 7.32 1.58 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2013 3.25 0.61 7.20 1.68 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2013 3.26 0.64 7.24 1.77 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2014 3.36 0.56 7.51 1.56 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2014 3.29 0.67 7.32 1.84 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2015 3.34 0.60 7.46 1.68 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2015 3.29 0.59 7.32 1.63 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2016 3.37 0.61 7.54 1.69 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2016 3.36 0.61 7.52 1.70 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2017 3.35 0.59 7.48 1.65 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2017 3.32 0.58 7.40 1.61 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2018 3.32 0.63 7.41 1.74 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2018 3.31 0.54 7.37 1.52 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2019 3.32 0.62 7.41 1.70 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2019 3.36 0.59 7.51 1.66 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2020 3.14 0.69 6.90 1.92 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2021 3.31 0.63 7.37 1.74 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2021 3.03 0.62 6.59 1.73 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2022 3.17 0.60 6.98 1.67 Average 3.30 0.64 7.35 1.77
Typical text:
Overall, how satisfied are you with your present life?
- very satisfied
- fairly satisfied
- neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
- fairly dissatisfied
- very dissatisfied
very satisfied = 5 ..... very dissatisfied = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 5) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLL-u-sq-v-5-a 1990 3.76 0.94 6.52 1.87 Average 3.76 0.94 6.52 1.87
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 1999 7.87 1.85 7.63 2.06 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b 2003 7.67 1.94 7.41 2.15 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b 2007 7.90 1.86 7.67 2.07 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2008 7.85 2.04 7.61 2.27 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b 2016 7.90 7.67 Average 7.84 1.92 7.60 2.14
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-cc 1975 7.67 2.16 7.67 2.16 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cc 1983 7.30 2.19 7.30 2.19 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2002 7.83 2.01 7.83 2.01 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2004 7.73 2.12 7.73 2.12 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2009 7.66 1.46 7.66 1.46 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cj 2013 7.50 7.50 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cc 2018 7.60 7.60 Average 7.61 1.99 7.61 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
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 2009 7.29 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 7.56 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 7.72 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 7.60 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 7.71 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 7.51 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 7.32 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 7.64 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 7.70 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 7.90 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 8.05 Average 7.63
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 56.15 7.81 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 59.27 7.96 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 63.63 8.18 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 58.78 7.94 Average 59.46 7.97
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 2008 46.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 50.00 7.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 54.00 7.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 47.00 7.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 36.00 6.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 57.00 7.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 53.00 7.65 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 52.00 7.60 Average 49.38 7.48
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 2009 50.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 51.07 Average 50.53
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 2009 48.00 Average 48.00
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 2009 6.96 1.61 6.96 1.61 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 7.10 1.68 7.10 1.68 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 7.10 1.57 7.10 1.57 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 6.96 1.78 6.96 1.78 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 7.13 1.34 7.13 1.34 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 6.89 1.54 6.89 1.54 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 6.70 1.51 6.70 1.51 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 6.97 1.39 6.97 1.39 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 7.06 1.42 7.06 1.42 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 7.24 1.34 7.24 1.34 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 7.40 1.28 7.40 1.28 Average 7.05 1.50 7.05 1.50
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 3.76 1.05 6.52 2.09 Average 3.76 1.04 6.52 2.09
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.62 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 45.56 7.28 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 63.27 8.16 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 56.44 7.82 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 56.56 7.83 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 58.13 7.91 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 54.84 7.74 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 57.75 7.89 Average