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Distributional Findings on Happiness by measure type and by year in the general public of Madagascar (MG)

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 2008 3.73 1.86 3.73 1.86 Average 3.73 1.86 3.73 1.86
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 4.57 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 4.51 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 4.71 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 4.29 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 4.59 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 4.37 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 4.33 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 4.52 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 4.62 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 4.72 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 4.96 Average 4.56
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 73.00 Average 73.00
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 39.99 7.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 27.50 6.38 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 49.59 7.48 Average 39.03 6.95
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 40.00 7.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 39.00 7.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 32.00 6.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 39.00 7.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 35.00 6.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 40.00 7.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 41.00 7.05 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 46.00 7.30 Average 39.00 6.97
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 41.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2013 37.77 Average 39.39
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 44.00 Average 44.00
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 54.05 7.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.48 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 49.31 7.47 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 55.54 7.78 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 57.55 7.88 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 60.89 8.04 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 37.69 6.88 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 39.03 6.95 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 41.92 7.10 Average 44.05 7.47
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 3.98 1.44 3.98 1.44 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 4.64 1.39 4.64 1.39 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 4.38 1.34 4.38 1.34 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 3.55 1.54 3.55 1.54 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 3.82 1.68 3.82 1.68 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 3.68 1.72 3.68 1.72 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 3.59 1.50 3.59 1.50 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 3.66 1.53 3.66 1.53 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 4.08 2.33 4.08 2.33 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 4.07 2.57 4.07 2.57 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 4.34 2.37 4.34 2.37 Average 3.98 1.76 3.98 1.76