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

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 2.80 0.73 6.35 2.16 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2001 2.83 0.68 6.47 2.02 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2006 2.69 0.73 6.01 2.21 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2017 2.96 0.64 6.82 1.85 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2018 2.94 0.62 6.80 1.81 Average 2.84 0.68 6.49 2.01
Typical text:
Generally speaking, how happy do you feel?
10 extremely happy
:
0 extremely unhappy
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2018 6.99 2.47 6.99 2.47 Average 6.99 2.47 6.99 2.47
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-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2012 2.18 0.82 4.28 2.19 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2012 2.18 0.79 4.27 2.08 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2013 2.24 0.82 4.44 2.19 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2013 2.31 0.85 4.63 2.27 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2014 2.46 0.89 5.05 2.38 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2014 2.43 0.84 4.97 2.27 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2015 2.38 0.85 4.84 2.28 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2015 2.37 0.83 4.79 2.21 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2016 2.41 0.82 4.89 2.21 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2016 2.36 0.79 4.77 2.11 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2017 2.38 0.79 4.82 2.11 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2017 2.47 0.79 5.06 2.12 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2018 2.48 0.78 5.10 2.11 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2018 2.43 0.77 4.96 2.07 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2019 2.54 0.76 5.25 2.05 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2019 2.49 0.79 5.12 2.12 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b 2020 2.54 0.77 5.25 2.08 Average 2.39 0.81 4.85 2.17
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 5.56 2.45 5.07 2.72 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa 1996 5.60 2.44 5.11 2.71 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2001 5.62 2.47 5.13 2.74 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2006 6.01 2.09 5.56 2.32 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2017 6.70 2.00 6.34 2.22 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2018 6.70 2.25 6.33 2.51 Average 6.03 2.28 5.59 2.54
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 2009 5.60 5.60 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cj 2013 4.90 4.90 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2018 6.08 2.76 6.08 2.76 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cc 2018 5.60 5.60 Average 5.54 2.76 5.54 2.76
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 5.46 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 4.89 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 5.10 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 5.50 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 5.78 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 5.82 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 5.71 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 5.89 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 6.36 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 5.82 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 6.60 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 6.84 Average 5.81
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 2007 65.00 Average 65.00
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 2009 10.83 5.54 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 11.68 5.58 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 13.52 5.68 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 14.31 5.72 Average 12.59 5.63
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 28.00 6.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 14.00 5.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 16.00 5.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 16.00 5.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 17.00 5.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 17.00 5.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 23.00 6.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 24.00 6.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 30.00 6.50 Average 20.56 6.04
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 2012 19.93 Average 31.97
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-b 2007 36.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b 2008 32.00 Average 34.00
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 24.16 6.21 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.23 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 12.57 5.63 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 17.16 5.86 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 19.37 5.97 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 23.67 6.18 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 18.33 5.92 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 26.26 6.31 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 26.70 6.33 Average 18.72 6.05
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 2007 4.75 2.05 4.75 2.05 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 4.38 2.06 4.38 2.06 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 4.46 2.00 4.46 2.00 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 4.81 2.21 4.81 2.21 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 4.82 2.22 4.82 2.22 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 5.15 2.46 5.15 2.46 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 5.10 2.19 5.10 2.19 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 5.11 2.20 5.11 2.20 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 5.32 2.14 5.32 2.14 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 5.75 2.44 5.75 2.44 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 5.12 2.39 5.12 2.39 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 5.94 2.25 5.94 2.25 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 6.24 2.25 6.24 2.25 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 6.04 6.04 Average 5.21 2.22 5.21 2.22
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 2.08 0.71 5.15 1.51 O-HL-u-sq-v-3-k 2016 2.38 0.66 5.77 1.36 Average 2.23 0.68 5.46 1.44