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

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 1996 3.29 0.66 7.66 1.71 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1996 3.32 0.64 7.76 1.63 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1998 3.03 0.75 6.97 2.11 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2001 3.26 0.68 7.56 1.80 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2001 3.10 0.76 7.16 2.09 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2001 3.17 0.75 7.33 2.04 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2002 3.14 0.75 7.25 2.05 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2003 3.13 0.78 7.19 2.16 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2004 3.04 0.76 6.97 2.13 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f 2007 3.09 0.76 6.76 2.12 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2012 3.38 0.70 7.84 1.84 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2019 3.44 0.67 8.00 1.71 Average 3.20 0.72 7.37 1.95
Typical text:
How happy do you feel as you live now?
- very happy
- somewhat happy
- neither happy nor unhappy
- not very happy
- not happy at all
very happy = 5 .... Not happy at all = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 5) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-HL-c-sq-v-5-e 1979 3.82 7.05 O-HL-c-sq-v-5-e 1979 3.80 0.80 6.45 1.61 Average 3.81 0.80 6.75 1.61
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 5.40 1.25 7.49 2.32 Average 5.40 1.25 7.48 2.32
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-SLu-c-sq-v-5-a 1979 3.89 0.77 6.59 1.55 Average 3.89 0.77 6.59 1.54
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 1996 6.76 2.44 6.39 2.71 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 1996 6.84 2.34 6.49 2.61 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2001 6.67 2.54 6.30 2.82 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2012 7.33 2.84 7.03 3.16 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2019 7.40 2.48 7.11 2.76 Average 7.00 2.53 6.66 2.81
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 2007 5.47 2.17 5.47 2.17 Average 5.47 2.17 5.47 2.17
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 6.50 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 5.73 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 6.28 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 6.50 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 6.59 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 6.64 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 6.68 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 6.77 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 6.94 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 7.03 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 7.04 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 7.31 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 7.66 Average 6.74
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 42.14 7.11 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 53.47 7.67 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 58.16 7.91 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 49.31 7.47 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 51.40 7.57 Average 50.89 7.55
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 2007 44.00 7.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 35.00 6.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 45.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 48.00 7.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 42.00 7.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 42.00 7.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 43.00 7.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 43.00 7.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 43.00 7.15 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 48.00 7.40 Average 43.30 7.18
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 39.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 45.03 Average 42.02
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 36.00 Average 36.00
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-a 1959 4.90 2.14 4.90 2.14 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2006 4.67 2.34 4.67 2.34 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 5.07 2.11 5.07 2.11 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 4.59 2.28 4.59 2.28 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 4.88 2.24 4.88 2.24 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 4.94 2.11 4.94 2.11 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 4.99 2.38 4.99 2.38 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 5.00 2.47 5.00 2.47 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 4.98 2.54 4.98 2.54 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 5.31 2.69 5.31 2.69 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 5.55 2.67 5.55 2.67 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 5.43 2.47 5.43 2.47 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 5.59 2.60 5.59 2.60 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 5.87 2.70 5.87 2.70 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 6.27 2.58 6.27 2.58 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 5.08 5.08 Average 5.19 2.42 5.19 2.42
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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 2007 40.59 7.03 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.51 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 46.71 7.34 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 47.93 7.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 45.47 7.27 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 53.07 7.65 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 42.84 7.14 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 37.94 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 44.03 7.20 Average