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

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 2.44 0.73 5.26 2.26 O-HL-g-sq-v-4-c 1998 2.26 0.74 4.19 2.45 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1999 2.44 0.75 5.24 2.33 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-ga 2001 2.61 0.91 5.55 2.61 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2006 2.83 0.69 6.49 2.05 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2011 2.84 0.75 6.45 2.19 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2020 2.96 0.68 6.84 1.94 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2020 2.93 0.71 6.72 2.04 Average 2.66 0.74 5.84 2.23
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 2004 5.56 2.31 5.56 2.31 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2006 5.75 2.61 5.75 2.61 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2008 5.61 2.34 5.61 2.34 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2010 5.86 2.38 5.86 2.38 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a 2012 6.21 2.26 6.21 2.26 Average 5.80 2.38 5.80 2.38
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-SLW-c-sq-v-4-c 2001 2.26 0.97 4.73 2.64 Average 2.26 0.97 4.73 2.64
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 3.95 2.28 3.28 2.53 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 1999 4.56 2.60 3.96 2.88 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2006 5.67 2.36 5.19 2.62 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2011 5.91 2.46 5.45 2.74 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2020 6.08 2.12 5.65 2.36 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2020 6.20 2.42 5.78 2.69 Average 5.40 2.37 4.88 2.64
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-cd 2004 4.44 2.39 4.44 2.39 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2006 4.39 2.72 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2007 5.30 2.00 5.30 2.00 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2010 4.82 2.57 4.82 2.57 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd 2012 5.15 2.51 5.15 2.51 Average 4.82 2.44 4.93 2.37
Typical text:
A: How satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
B: How satisfied are you with how your life has turned out so far?
C: How happy are you?
0 extremely dissatisfied
:
10 extremely satisfied
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-Sum-*-mq-n-11-a 2006 5.09 5.09 Average 5.09 5.09
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 5.12 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 5.49 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 4.98 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 5.22 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 5.19 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 5.39 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 5.39 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 5.27 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 4.74 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 4.49 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 4.68 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 4.86 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 5.24 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 5.32 Average 5.10
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 53.00 Average 53.00
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 38.73 6.94 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 39.41 6.97 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 28.55 6.43 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 37.08 6.85 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 37.75 6.89 Average 36.30 6.82
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 32.00 6.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 34.00 6.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 37.00 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 38.00 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 28.00 6.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 36.00 6.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 35.00 6.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 38.00 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 33.00 6.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 32.00 6.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 36.00 6.80 Average 34.45 6.74
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 37.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 35.90 Average 36.45
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 35.00 Average 35.00
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 2002 4.62 2.12 4.62 2.12 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2006 4.80 1.97 4.80 1.97 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 5.44 2.17 5.44 2.17 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 5.25 1.98 5.25 1.98 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 5.17 1.97 5.17 1.97 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 5.17 2.14 5.17 2.14 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 5.06 1.74 5.06 1.74 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 5.08 2.06 5.08 2.06 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 5.03 1.98 5.03 1.98 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 4.71 1.80 4.71 1.80 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 4.30 1.95 4.30 1.95 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 3.96 1.96 3.96 1.96 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 4.03 2.04 4.03 2.04 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 4.31 2.26 4.31 2.26 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 4.66 2.11 4.66 2.11 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 4.70 2.18 4.70 2.18 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 5.27 5.27 Average 4.80 2.03 4.80 2.03
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 37.23 6.86 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 42.85 7.14 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.38 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 41.89 7.09 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 34.58 6.73 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 33.30 6.67 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 36.91 6.85 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 36.23 6.81 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 38.69 6.93 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 43.31 7.17 Average