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Distributional Findings on Happiness by measure type and by year in the general public of Saudi Arabia (SA)

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 2003 3.35 0.65 7.82 1.67 Average 3.35 0.65 7.82 1.67
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 2003 7.28 2.27 6.98 2.53 Average 7.28 2.27 6.98 2.53
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 7.70 1.67 7.70 1.67 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2008 4.85 2.20 4.85 2.20 Average 6.28 1.93 6.28 1.93
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 7.04 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 6.25 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 5.92 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 6.12 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 6.65 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 6.45 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 6.60 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 6.21 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 6.28 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 6.59 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 6.38 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 6.54 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 6.71 Average 6.44
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 70.00 Average 70.00
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 50.77 7.54 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 42.24 7.11 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 34.79 6.74 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 48.58 7.43 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 49.04 7.45 Average 45.09 7.25
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 47.00 7.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 50.00 7.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 42.00 7.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 33.00 6.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 36.00 6.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 45.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 49.00 7.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 39.00 7.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 38.00 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 38.00 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 47.00 7.35 Average 42.18 7.13
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 44.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2009 41.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 49.47 Average 44.82
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 46.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b 2009 40.00 Average 43.00
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2005 48.70 7.44 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 54.07 7.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.49 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 46.85 7.34 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 39.21 6.96 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 39.65 6.98 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 52.67 7.63 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 46.90 7.35 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 47.60 7.38 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 49.40 7.47 Average 42.55 7.36
Typical text:
uppose 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
- .
- .
- 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD C-BW-c-sq-m-10-a 2002 6.60 6.22 Average 6.60 6.22
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 2005 7.08 1.82 7.08 1.82 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 7.27 1.63 7.27 1.63 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 6.81 1.34 6.81 1.34 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 6.15 1.92 6.15 1.92 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 6.30 2.22 6.30 2.22 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 6.31 2.23 6.31 2.23 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 6.70 2.11 6.70 2.11 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 6.40 2.13 6.40 2.13 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 6.50 2.37 6.50 2.37 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 6.28 2.55 6.28 2.55 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 6.35 2.52 6.35 2.52 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 6.47 2.07 6.47 2.07 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 6.29 2.51 6.29 2.51 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 6.36 2.32 6.36 2.32 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 6.56 2.42 6.56 2.42 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 6.56 6.56 Average 6.52 2.14 6.52 2.14
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 2.60 0.66 6.19 1.38 Average 2.60 0.66 6.19 1.38