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

Typical text:
In general, how happy would you say you are?:
- very happy
- fairly happy
- not very happy
very = 3...not very = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 3) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ah 2000 1.95 0.69 6.20 2.33 Average 1.95 0.69 6.20 2.33
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 1995 3.20 0.63 7.48 1.65 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-ga 2000 2.89 0.81 6.29 2.69 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2006 3.04 0.67 7.06 1.87 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f 2007 3.06 0.60 6.67 1.68 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f 2010 3.12 0.65 6.83 1.80 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2012 3.16 0.61 7.39 1.61 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2019 3.15 0.62 7.37 1.64 Average 3.09 0.65 7.01 1.85
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-hb 2010 3.91 0.90 6.35 1.80 Average 3.91 0.90 6.35 1.80
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 5.19 1.11 7.17 2.11 Average 5.19 1.11 7.17 2.11
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-SLP-?-sq-v-4-c 2000 2.88 0.65 O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-r 2010 2.94 0.72 6.32 2.00 Average 2.91 0.69 6.32 2.01
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-SL?-c-sq-v-5-a 1998 3.29 1.00 6.42 2.61 O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-n 2003 4.29 0.90 7.39 1.36 O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-n 2006 4.23 0.82 7.29 1.26 O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-fc 2010 3.74 0.99 6.24 1.90 Average 3.89 0.93 6.83 1.78
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 1995 6.56 1.97 6.18 2.19 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2006 6.58 2.06 6.20 2.29 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2012 6.90 2.06 6.55 2.29 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2019 7.03 2.06 6.70 2.28 Average 6.77 2.04 6.41 2.26
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 6.50 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 5.51 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 6.47 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 6.65 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 6.51 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 6.80 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 6.66 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 6.71 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 6.89 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 6.75 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 6.95 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 7.02 Average 6.62
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 2006 60.00 Average 60.00
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 62.52 8.13 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 70.95 8.55 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 71.44 8.57 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 68.14 8.41 Average 68.26 8.41
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 2006 58.00 7.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 51.00 7.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 60.00 8.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 59.00 8.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 57.00 7.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 61.00 8.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 63.00 8.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 59.00 7.95 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 62.00 8.10 Average 58.89 7.97
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-o 2008 52.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 75.40 Average 63.69
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 2006 52.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b 2008 44.00 Average 48.00
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-c 2006 6.19 1.93 6.19 1.93 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 5.55 2.17 5.55 2.17 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 6.23 1.94 6.23 1.94 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 6.31 1.75 6.31 1.75 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 6.13 2.04 6.13 2.04 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 6.34 1.89 6.34 1.89 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 6.36 1.81 6.36 1.81 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 6.45 1.83 6.45 1.83 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 6.51 1.96 6.51 1.96 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 6.36 1.87 6.36 1.87 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 6.47 1.69 6.47 1.69 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 6.54 1.73 6.54 1.73 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 6.75 6.75 Average 6.32 1.88 6.32 1.88
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-g-sq-v-4-e 2005 3.08 0.62 7.17 1.75 Average 3.08 0.62 7.17 1.75
Typical text:
During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person?
- all of the time
- most of the time
- a good bit of the time
- some of the time
- a little of the time
- none of the time
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 6) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a 2001 4.62 1.21 Average 4.62 1.21
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 71.93 8.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.69 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 72.18 8.61 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 74.05 8.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 70.26 8.51 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 72.48 8.62 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 72.32 8.62 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 75.57 8.78 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 76.67 8.83 Average