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

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-g-sq-v-3-d 1975 1.89 0.80 6.34 2.07 Average 1.89 0.80 6.34 2.07
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 1981 3.14 0.74 7.22 2.04 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1990 2.95 0.79 6.66 2.25 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1996 2.92 0.83 6.55 2.38 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2000 3.48 0.67 8.08 1.74 O-HL-g-sq-v-4-f 2002 3.11 0.83 6.46 2.32 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2005 3.49 0.68 8.09 1.75 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f 2007 3.38 0.66 7.56 1.84 O-HL-g-sq-v-4-f 2008 3.21 0.80 6.72 2.22 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2012 3.61 0.61 8.40 1.54 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2018 3.51 0.66 8.14 1.69 Average 3.28 0.73 7.39 1.98
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 2003 5.58 1.06 8.04 2.02 Average 5.58 1.06 8.04 2.02
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-b 1997 2.61 0.98 7.35 1.86 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-b 2000 2.71 0.99 7.50 1.78 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2001 2.95 0.73 6.37 2.02 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2003 3.13 0.85 6.88 2.36 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2004 2.96 0.75 6.41 2.06 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-dc 2004 3.15 0.72 7.19 1.86 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2005 3.05 0.86 6.65 2.37 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2006 3.09 0.87 6.78 2.40 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-dc 2006 3.16 0.75 7.21 1.92 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2007 3.17 0.85 6.98 2.37 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-dc 2008 3.25 0.69 7.44 1.77 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2009 3.04 0.86 6.63 2.39 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-da 2010 3.27 0.76 7.48 1.93 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2010 3.14 0.79 6.90 2.18 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2011 3.17 0.85 7.00 2.35 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2013 3.10 0.84 6.80 2.30 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2015 3.14 0.85 6.90 2.34 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2016 3.04 0.85 6.64 2.35 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2017 3.18 0.81 7.01 2.24 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2018 3.23 0.81 7.15 2.23 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c 2020 3.22 0.79 7.12 2.18 Average 3.08 0.82 6.97 2.15
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 1981 7.97 1.77 7.75 1.97 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 1990 7.41 2.16 7.12 2.40 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 1996 7.54 2.16 7.26 2.40 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2000 8.13 2.40 7.92 2.67 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2005 8.23 2.05 8.03 2.28 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2012 8.50 1.94 8.34 2.16 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2018 8.15 2.06 7.94 2.29 Average 7.99 2.08 7.77 2.31
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-m-11-a 1975 6.97 2.07 6.97 2.07 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2007 7.76 1.63 7.76 1.63 Average 7.36 1.85 7.36 1.85
Typical text:
How do you feel about your life as a whole right now?
- delighted
- mostly satisfying
- mixed
- mostly dissatisfying
- unhappy
- terrible
delighted = 7 ..... terrible = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 7) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-c 2001 5.13 0.99 8.08 1.95 Average 5.13 0.99 8.08 1.96
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 2007 7.81 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 7.66 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 8.02 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 8.01 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 8.17 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 8.45 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 8.69 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 7.96 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 7.58 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 8.24 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 7.89 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 8.13 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 8.01 Average 8.05
Typical text:
During the past few weeks did you ever feel (yes/no)
- particularly excited or interested in something?
- so restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
- proud because someone complimented you on something you had done?
- very lonely or remote from other people?
- bored?
- on top of the world?
- depressed?
- that things were going your way?
- upset because someone criticized you?
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-5 - 5) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1981 1.58 6.58 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1990 1.38 1.98 6.38 1.98 Average 1.48 1.98 6.48 1.98
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 80.00 Average 80.00
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 62.43 8.12 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 65.27 8.26 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 62.46 8.12 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 56.25 7.81 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 50.64 7.53 Average 59.41 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 2006 54.00 7.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 50.00 7.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 57.00 7.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 56.00 7.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 55.00 7.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 47.00 7.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 44.00 7.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 51.00 7.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 49.00 7.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 46.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 56.00 7.80 Average 51.36 7.59
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 59.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 47.00 Average 53.00
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 2008 58.00 Average 58.00
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-m-11-a 1975 6.21 1.93 6.21 1.93 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2002 6.81 2.05 6.81 2.05 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2005 6.58 2.24 6.58 2.24 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 6.52 2.04 6.52 2.04 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 6.53 2.04 6.53 2.04 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 7.12 2.00 7.12 2.00 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 6.83 2.09 6.83 2.09 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 6.96 2.28 6.96 2.28 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 6.17 2.28 6.17 2.28 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 6.80 2.15 6.80 2.15 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 6.91 2.33 6.91 2.33 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 7.32 2.07 7.32 2.07 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 7.44 2.08 7.44 2.08 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 6.68 2.15 6.68 2.15 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 6.24 2.15 6.24 2.15 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 6.82 1.96 6.82 1.96 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 6.41 2.24 6.41 2.24 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 6.55 2.33 6.55 2.33 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 6.43 2.40 6.43 2.40 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 5.96 5.96 Average 6.66 2.15 6.66 2.15
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Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2005 60.09 8.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 56.72 7.84 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.64 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 56.67 7.83 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 57.29 7.86 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 50.76 7.54 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 63.95 8.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 61.17 8.06 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 66.85 8.34 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 61.25 8.06 Average