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

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 2002 3.23 0.54 7.62 1.35 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2012 3.32 0.61 7.76 1.55 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2019 3.14 0.61 7.34 1.64 Average 3.23 0.59 7.57 1.51
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 4.20 0.68 7.22 1.55 O-HL-c-sq-v-5-m 2006 3.99 0.85 6.98 1.69 O-HL-c-sq-v-5-p 2011 3.88 0.78 6.91 1.71 O-HL-c-sq-v-5-p 2016 3.61 0.87 6.32 1.92 Average 3.92 0.79 6.86 1.72
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 4.17 0.64 7.13 1.47 O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-r 2004 4.17 0.80 7.56 1.81 O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-r 2007 4.11 0.78 7.42 1.79 Average 4.15 0.74 7.37 1.69
Typical text:
Overall, how satisfied are you with your life in general?
1 very dissatisfied
2 dissatisfied
3 somewhat dissatisfied
4 somewhat satisfied
5 satisfied
6 very satisfied
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 6) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLC-u-sq-v-6-a 2016 4.31 0.96 6.62 1.92 O-SLu-u-sq-v-6-c 2016 4.51 0.92 7.02 1.85 O-SLW-g-sq-v-6-ab 2016 4.72 0.73 7.44 1.47 Average 4.51 0.87 7.03 1.74
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 2002 7.13 1.72 6.81 1.91 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2012 6.96 1.63 6.62 1.81 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2019 6.99 1.82 6.65 2.02 Average 7.03 1.72 6.70 1.92
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 7.12 1.91 7.12 1.91 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2008 6.71 1.38 6.71 1.38 Average 6.92 1.65 6.92 1.65
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Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 6) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD M-PL-u-sq-v-6-a 2016 4.28 0.96 6.55 1.92 Average 4.28 0.96 6.55 1.92
Typical text:
A How do you feel about your life as a whole?
B How satisfied are you with your life as a whole at present?
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 5) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-c-mq-v-5-a 1997 3.61 0.63 O-SLW-c-mq-v-5-a 1998 3.38 0.67 6.37 1.99 Average 3.49 0.65 6.37 1.99
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 6.80 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 7.14 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 6.48 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 6.20 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 6.78 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 6.82 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 7.15 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 7.41 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 7.09 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 6.81 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 6.97 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 7.10 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 7.04 Average 6.91
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 89.00 Average 89.00
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 46.48 7.32 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 29.21 6.46 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 47.11 7.36 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 33.91 6.70 Average 39.18 6.96
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 2008 41.00 7.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 38.00 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 45.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 31.00 6.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 50.00 7.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 57.00 7.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 59.00 7.95 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 64.00 8.20 Average 48.12 7.43
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 42.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 53.40 Average 47.70
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 39.00 Average 39.00
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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 2006 48.41 7.42 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 58.58 7.93 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.48 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 62.19 8.11 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 66.08 8.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 66.15 8.31 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 71.30 8.57 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 62.08 8.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 68.02 8.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 58.45 7.92 Average 56.17 8.12
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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 2006 6.46 1.30 6.46 1.30 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 6.83 1.31 6.83 1.31 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 6.64 1.53 6.64 1.53 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 6.14 1.45 6.14 1.45 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 6.53 1.48 6.53 1.48 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 6.56 1.67 6.56 1.67 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 6.53 1.52 6.53 1.52 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 7.06 1.43 7.06 1.43 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 6.62 1.61 6.62 1.61 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 6.03 1.30 6.03 1.30 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 6.38 1.42 6.38 1.42 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 6.37 1.58 6.37 1.58 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 6.38 1.53 6.38 1.53 Average 6.50 1.47 6.50 1.47
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Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 4) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD C-W-u-sq-v-4-c 2006 2.90 0.70 C-W-u-sq-v-4-c 2011 3.02 0.66 C-W-u-sq-v-4-c 2016 2.90 0.62 Average 2.94 0.66
Typical text:
To what extend do you agree with the following statement?"
'I feel happy'
- completely agree
- rather agree
- rather disagree
- completely disagree
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 4) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b 2006 3.21 0.68 M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b 2011 3.19 0.65 5.69 1.72 M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b 2016 3.00 0.69 5.22 1.71 Average 3.13 0.67 5.46 1.72
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Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 6) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD M-ACO-*-mq-v-7-a 2006 3.23 1.56 5.38 2.60 Average 3.23 1.56 5.38 2.60