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

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 1990 3.01 1.03 6.69 2.87 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1995 3.28 0.79 7.56 2.14 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2000 3.58 0.67 8.29 1.73 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2012 3.29 0.58 7.73 1.44 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2018 3.11 1.00 6.99 2.77 Average 3.25 0.81 7.45 2.19
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 1990 6.63 2.73 6.26 3.03 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa 1995 6.60 2.61 6.23 2.90 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2000 6.87 2.32 6.52 2.58 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2012 6.25 2.38 5.84 2.64 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2018 5.58 2.70 5.09 3.00 Average 6.39 2.55 5.99 2.83
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 4.78 1.74 4.78 1.74 Average 4.78 1.74 4.78 1.74
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
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 5.19 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 5.37 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 4.84 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 5.12 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 5.16 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 5.86 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 5.24 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 5.27 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 5.61 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 5.67 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 5.76 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 5.04 Average 5.34
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?
- pleased about having accomplished something?
- 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 1990 1.54 2.12 6.54 Average 1.54 2.12 6.54
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 72.00 Average 72.00
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 49.54 7.48 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 51.96 7.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 59.17 7.96 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 60.18 8.01 Average 55.21 7.76
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 53.00 7.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 65.00 8.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 46.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 48.00 7.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 56.00 7.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 54.00 7.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 52.00 7.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 32.00 6.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 46.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 45.00 7.25 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 46.00 7.30 Average 49.36 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 2008 48.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 54.93 Average 51.47
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 50.00 Average 50.00
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 60.32 8.02 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 68.43 8.42 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 35.21 6.76 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 46.57 7.33 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 48.01 7.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 48.90 7.45 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 54.88 7.74 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 46.98 7.35 Average 45.54 7.56
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 1963 4.79 2.26 4.79 2.26 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2002 5.84 1.71 5.84 1.71 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2006 4.71 1.80 4.71 1.80 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 4.89 1.62 4.89 1.62 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 4.89 1.62 4.89 1.62 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 4.94 1.70 4.94 1.70 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 4.98 1.92 4.98 1.92 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 4.76 1.92 4.76 1.92 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 4.76 1.92 4.76 1.92 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 5.49 1.73 5.49 1.73 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 4.82 2.06 4.82 2.06 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 4.93 2.23 4.93 2.23 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 5.22 2.52 5.22 2.52 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 5.32 2.95 5.32 2.95 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 5.25 2.64 5.25 2.64 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 4.36 2.73 4.36 2.73 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 5.50 5.50 Average 5.03 2.08 5.03 2.08
Typical text:
Do you feel...?
- happy
- fairly happy
- unhappy
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 3) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-HL-u-sq-v-3-k 2011 2.84 0.51 6.66 1.07 O-HL-u-sq-v-3-k 2016 2.29 0.90 5.51 1.93 Average 2.57 0.70 6.08 1.50