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Distributional Findings on Happiness by measure type and by year in the general public of United States of America (US)

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-g-sq-v-3-I 1946 2.29 0.64 7.22 2.01 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-I 1948 2.33 0.67 7.30 2.12 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-a 1952 2.38 0.65 7.33 2.41 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-I 1956 2.49 0.59 7.83 1.78 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-I 1956 2.47 0.60 7.77 1.81 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1957 2.24 0.63 7.32 1.65 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-f 1957 2.50 0.56 7.90 1.57 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-g 1957 2.51 0.56 7.88 1.67 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1963 2.16 0.68 7.12 1.76 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1963 2.15 0.68 7.09 1.78 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-I 1963 2.42 0.58 7.64 1.77 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1964 2.24 0.68 7.32 1.77 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1964 2.26 0.64 7.38 1.67 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1965 2.13 0.67 7.04 1.75 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-I 1966 2.48 0.56 7.83 1.65 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-I 1966 2.39 0.61 7.52 1.89 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-I 1966 2.37 0.62 7.48 1.90 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-I 1966 2.46 0.57 7.76 1.68 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1970 1.62 0.60 5.61 1.50 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-I 1970 2.38 0.60 7.50 1.83 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1971 2.19 0.59 7.19 1.55 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1972 2.19 0.56 7.19 1.46 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1972 2.13 0.63 7.04 1.63 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1972 2.12 0.55 7.01 1.44 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1972 2.13 0.67 7.03 1.75 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1972 2.11 0.56 6.99 1.47 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1973 2.24 0.66 7.34 1.71 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1973 2.20 0.65 7.22 1.68 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1973 2.21 0.64 7.25 1.66 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1973 2.16 0.69 7.12 1.79 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1973 2.11 0.68 6.99 1.76 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1973 2.12 0.70 7.01 1.81 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1973 2.13 0.66 7.04 1.71 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1973 2.13 0.66 7.04 1.71 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-a 1973 2.54 0.55 7.95 1.77 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-a 1973 2.51 0.52 7.91 1.58 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1974 2.26 0.66 7.37 1.73 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1974 2.09 0.66 6.93 1.73 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1974 2.03 0.66 6.78 1.70 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1974 2.25 0.67 7.35 1.74 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1974 2.13 0.64 7.04 1.67 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1974 2.21 0.64 7.25 1.66 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1975 2.20 0.65 7.23 1.69 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1975 2.14 0.69 7.06 1.80 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 1975 2.31 0.63 7.41 1.69 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1976 2.23 0.65 7.29 1.68 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1976 2.18 0.61 7.17 1.58 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1976 2.20 0.62 7.22 1.60 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1976 2.24 0.65 7.32 1.69 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1976 2.24 0.63 7.32 1.65 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1976 2.19 0.63 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1977 2.25 0.64 7.34 1.66 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad 1977 2.40 7.00 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 1977 2.31 0.65 7.42 1.74 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1978 2.27 0.59 7.39 1.54 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1980 2.24 0.65 7.32 1.69 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 1981 2.39 0.58 7.61 1.58 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 1981 2.36 0.66 7.55 1.77 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 1981 2.38 0.63 7.59 1.71 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1982 2.23 0.64 7.30 1.67 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 1982 2.44 0.61 7.76 1.65 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1983 2.19 0.64 7.20 1.66 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1984 2.24 0.65 7.32 1.69 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1984 2.17 0.63 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1985 2.19 0.60 7.20 1.56 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1986 2.23 0.62 7.30 1.60 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1987 2.22 0.63 7.28 1.64 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1988 2.28 0.60 7.42 1.57 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1989 2.26 0.61 7.37 1.57 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab 1989 2.22 0.61 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1990 2.28 0.60 7.43 1.55 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-a 1990 2.22 0.65 6.79 2.53 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1991 2.23 0.61 7.30 1.57 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 1991 2.35 0.65 7.51 1.75 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 1992 2.34 0.64 7.48 1.71 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1993 2.24 0.61 7.32 1.59 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1994 2.19 0.62 7.20 1.60 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-k 1995 2.58 0.56 7.93 1.86 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1996 2.22 0.62 7.26 1.60 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 1996 2.45 0.59 7.77 1.59 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1998 2.22 0.63 7.28 1.63 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 1998 2.40 0.58 7.56 1.79 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 2000 2.24 0.61 7.33 1.59 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 2000 2.42 0.59 7.70 1.61 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 2001 2.26 0.64 7.28 1.71 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 2002 2.21 0.63 7.26 1.63 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 2002 2.44 0.60 7.75 1.63 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 2003 2.51 0.58 7.95 1.57 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 2004 2.46 0.60 7.82 1.62 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 2004 2.22 0.64 7.27 1.65 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca 2005 2.35 0.73 7.62 1.90 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 2005 2.44 0.64 7.77 1.73 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 2006 2.21 0.63 7.24 1.64 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 2006 2.45 0.58 7.77 1.57 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 2008 2.17 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d 2008 2.38 0.62 7.59 1.68 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 2008 2.18 0.65 7.16 1.69 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 2010 2.11 0.64 6.98 1.66 Average 2.27 0.63 7.35 1.70
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-g-sq-v-4-b 1946 3.37 0.66 7.55 1.85 O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b 1946 3.28 0.67 7.29 1.88 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f 1946 3.30 0.66 7.33 1.84 O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b 1947 2.32 0.59 7.22 2.12 O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b 1947 3.32 0.68 7.39 1.90 O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b 1948 3.25 0.65 7.21 1.82 O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b 1948 3.32 0.69 7.40 1.93 O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b 1948 3.27 0.64 7.25 1.79 O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b 1952 3.37 0.69 7.53 1.92 O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b 1956 3.41 0.68 7.66 1.89 O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b 1956 3.44 0.63 7.73 1.76 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-aa 1974 3.18 0.75 7.09 2.07 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-aa 1974 3.18 0.75 7.09 2.07 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1981 3.24 0.62 7.58 1.59 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1990 3.28 0.68 7.64 1.78 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f 1991 3.28 0.64 7.29 1.78 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1995 3.40 0.61 7.96 1.52 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f 1998 3.25 0.69 7.19 1.93 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1999 3.32 0.61 7.79 1.51 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f 2002 3.32 0.65 7.39 1.82 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2006 3.27 0.59 7.67 1.49 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f 2007 3.32 0.62 7.38 1.74 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2011 3.25 0.66 7.58 1.73 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2017 3.15 0.65 7.35 1.74 Average 3.25 0.66 7.44 1.81
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 4.27 0.77 7.44 1.75 Average 4.27 0.77 7.44 1.75
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 5.52 0.98 6.81 2.82 Average 5.52 0.98 6.80 2.82
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Taking all things together on a scale of one to ten, how hapy would you say you are?
1 very unhappy
:
10 very happy
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-HL-g-sq-n-10-a 1960 8.44 1.62 8.27 1.80 Average 8.45 1.62 8.27 1.80
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In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in your own personal life?
- yes
- no
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 2) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1973 1.79 0.41 7.31 2.29 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1979 1.81 0.40 7.41 2.21 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1979 1.76 0.43 7.16 2.39 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1979 1.79 0.41 7.30 2.30 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1981 1.83 0.38 7.53 2.12 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1981 1.84 0.37 7.58 2.08 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1981 1.83 0.38 7.53 2.12 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1982 1.76 0.43 7.16 2.39 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1982 1.78 0.42 7.24 2.34 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1983 1.79 0.40 7.35 2.27 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1983 1.78 0.42 7.24 2.34 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1984 1.82 0.38 7.51 2.14 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1984 1.81 0.40 7.41 2.21 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1985 1.83 0.37 7.57 2.08 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1986 1.86 0.35 7.71 1.95 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1986 1.85 0.36 7.65 2.01 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1987 1.85 0.36 7.65 2.01 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1988 1.88 0.33 7.82 1.83 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1988 1.83 0.37 7.57 2.09 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1990 1.82 0.38 7.49 2.15 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1990 1.87 0.34 7.77 1.89 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1990 1.89 0.32 7.87 1.77 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1990 1.84 0.37 7.60 2.05 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1990 1.86 0.34 7.73 1.93 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1990 1.88 0.32 7.83 1.82 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1990 1.87 0.33 7.79 1.87 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1990 1.83 0.37 7.56 2.10 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1990 1.84 0.37 7.59 2.06 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1991 1.81 0.40 7.41 2.21 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1991 1.82 0.39 7.48 2.16 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1991 1.84 0.37 7.59 2.07 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1991 1.88 0.33 7.82 1.83 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1991 1.85 0.36 7.65 2.01 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1991 1.88 0.33 7.81 1.84 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1991 1.86 0.35 7.70 1.96 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1992 1.80 0.40 7.37 2.25 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1992 1.78 0.42 7.26 2.33 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1993 1.83 0.38 7.54 2.11 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1996 1.88 0.33 7.81 1.84 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1997 1.86 0.35 7.70 1.96 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1998 1.87 0.33 7.78 1.87 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 1998 1.86 0.35 7.71 1.95 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 2000 1.88 0.33 7.82 1.83 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 2001 1.86 0.35 7.71 1.95 O-SLP-c-sq-v-2-a 2001 1.85 0.36 7.64 2.02 O-SLP-c-sq-v-2-a 2002 1.86 0.34 7.73 1.92 O-SLP-c-sq-v-2-a 2002 1.84 0.37 7.60 2.06 O-SLP-c-sq-v-2-a 2003 1.86 0.35 7.70 1.96 O-SLP-c-sq-v-2-a 2003 1.89 0.31 7.90 1.73 O-SLP-c-sq-v-2-a 2004 1.86 0.35 7.72 1.94 O-SLP-u-sq-v-2-a 2005 1.86 0.34 7.74 1.92 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 2006 1.85 0.36 7.65 2.01 O-SLP-c-sq-v-2-a 2007 1.86 0.35 7.70 1.96 O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b 2008 1.81 0.39 7.46 2.18 O-SLP-c-sq-v-2-a 2011 1.79 0.41 7.31 2.29 O-SLP-c-sq-v-2-a 2013 1.80 0.40 7.37 2.25 O-SLP-c-sq-v-2-a 2015 1.85 0.36 7.66 2.00 O-SLP-c-sq-v-2-a 2016 1.85 0.36 7.66 2.00 O-SLP-c-sq-v-2-a 2020 1.90 0.30 7.94 1.68 Average 1.84 0.37 7.59 2.05
Typical text:
How satisfied are you with the way you are getting on now?
- very satisfied
- all right
- dissatisfied
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 3) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLS-c-sq-v-3-aa 1948 1.89 0.64 6.26 2.17 O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a 1970 2.07 0.59 6.90 1.77 O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a 1976 2.06 0.51 6.88 1.53 O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a 2000 2.08 0.57 6.93 1.72 O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-d 2000 2.07 0.57 6.70 1.61 Average 2.03 0.58 6.74 1.76
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-u-sq-v-4-e 1991 3.27 0.75 7.40 2.17 O-SLP-u-sq-v-4-a 1991 3.43 0.71 7.89 2.06 O-SLW-g-sq-v-4-b 1997 3.35 0.62 O-SLP-c-sq-v-4-a 2001 3.32 0.86 7.58 2.21 O-SLP-c-sq-v-4-a 2001 3.38 0.83 7.75 2.11 O-SLP-c-sq-v-4-a 2002 3.29 0.86 7.53 2.19 O-SLP-c-sq-v-4-a 2002 3.37 0.85 7.73 2.17 O-SLP-c-sq-v-4-a 2003 3.43 0.79 7.89 2.02 O-SLP-c-sq-v-4-a 2003 3.39 0.85 7.78 2.18 O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-b 2003 3.29 0.77 7.71 2.19 O-SLP-c-sq-v-4-a 2004 3.40 0.85 7.76 2.20 O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-c 2004 3.47 0.72 8.69 1.34 O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-f 2005 3.35 0.78 7.65 1.99 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e 2005 3.40 0.58 8.58 1.36 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e 2006 3.42 0.57 8.64 1.24 O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-f 2007 3.46 0.72 7.94 1.85 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e 2007 3.38 0.61 8.56 1.42 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-da 2008 2.96 0.83 6.69 2.16 O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-f 2008 3.28 0.82 7.47 2.10 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e 2008 3.39 0.62 8.57 1.42 O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-da 2010 3.06 0.80 6.96 2.08 Average 3.34 0.75 7.84 1.92
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 (0 - 4) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-c 1973 2.80 0.89 7.10 O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-a 1979 4.19 0.82 7.27 1.76 O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-n 1988 4.03 0.88 6.94 1.39 O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-n 2007 4.14 1.00 7.14 1.52 Average 3.79 0.90 7.11 1.56
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-SLP-c-sq-n-6-a 1993 4.04 0.08 Average 4.04 0.08
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Taking all together, how satisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole these days?
- completely satisfied
- very satisfied
- satisfied
- satisfied nor unsatisfied
- unsatisfied
- very unsatisfied
- completely dissatisfied
completely satisfied = 7 ... completely diss = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 7) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-b 1991 5.77 1.24 7.95 2.07 Average 5.77 1.24 7.95 2.07
Typical text:
How satisfied are you with your life these days?
7 satisfied
:
1 dissatisfied
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 7) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a 1971 5.70 7.80 O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a 1971 2.46 1.25 2.43 2.08 Average 4.08 1.25 5.11 2.08
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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 1981 7.73 1.90 7.47 2.11 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 1990 7.71 1.84 7.45 2.04 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 1995 7.67 1.94 7.41 2.15 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 1999 7.66 1.84 7.40 2.04 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2006 7.32 1.72 7.02 1.91 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2011 7.37 1.92 7.08 2.14 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2017 7.27 1.97 6.96 2.19 Average 7.53 1.88 7.26 2.08
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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-SLP-c-sq-l-11-a 1959 7.64 2.05 7.64 2.05 O-SLP-c-sq-l-11-a 1959 7.64 2.05 7.64 2.05 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ka 1974 7.40 7.40 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-bb 1974 7.41 2.13 7.41 2.13 O-SLW-c-sq-m-11-a 1975 7.63 1.94 7.63 1.94 O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-e 1977 8.02 1.73 8.02 1.73 O-SLP-u-sq-n-11-a 1981 7.92 2.08 7.92 2.08 O-SLP-c-sq-n-11-b 1984 7.49 2.34 7.49 2.34 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2007 7.85 1.72 7.85 1.72 Average 7.67 2.01 7.67 2.01
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How do you feel about your life as a whole right now?
- delighted
- pleased
- mostly satisfying
- mixed
- mostly dissatisfying
- unhappy
- terrible
delighted = 7 ..... terrible = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 7) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a 1972 2.59 1.09 2.65 1.82 O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a 1973 5.31 1.06 7.18 1.76 O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a 1973 5.36 0.99 7.30 O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a 1980 Average 4.42 1.05 5.71 1.79
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How satisfied are you with the quality of your life?
- very dissatisfied
- fairly dissatisfied
- neither satisfied not dissatisfied
- satisfied
- very satisfied
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 5) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SQL-u-sq-v-5-aa 2006 4.19 0.75 O-SQL-u-sq-v-5-ab 2006 3.77 0.89 Average 3.98 0.82
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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 7.29 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 7.55 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 6.99 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 7.09 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 7.27 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 7.30 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 7.27 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 7.51 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 7.27 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 7.05 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 7.13 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 7.26 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 7.24 Average 7.25
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During the past few weeks did you ever feel (yes/no)
- particularly excited or interested in something?
- so restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
- proud because someone complimented you on something you had done?
- very lonely or remote from other people?
- pleased about having accomplished something?
- bored?
- on top of the world?
- depressed?
- that things were going your way?
- upset because someone criticized you?
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-5 - 5) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1973 1.65 6.65 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1973 1.57 6.57 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1973 1.40 6.40 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1973 1.55 6.55 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1973 1.64 6.64 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1973 1.70 6.70 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1973 1.71 6.71 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1974 1.63 6.63 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1974 1.65 6.65 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1974 1.60 6.60 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1974 1.79 6.79 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1978 2.00 7.00 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1981 2.02 2.03 7.02 2.03 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a 1990 2.21 2.02 7.21 2.02 Average 1.72 2.02 6.72 2.02
Typical text:
This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and then mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word.
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-4 - 4) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-BW-g-mq-v-5-g 2013 1.27 Average 1.27
Typical text:
Now thinking about today, how would you describe your mood, has it been ..?
1 very bad
2 somewhat bad
3 good nor bad
4 somewhat good
5 very good
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 5) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AOL-md-sq-v-5-a 2001 4.17 0.93 7.93 2.33 A-AOL-md-sq-v-5-a 2001 4.20 0.94 7.99 2.36 A-AOL-md-sq-v-5-a 2001 4.20 0.94 7.99 2.36 A-AOL-md-sq-v-5-a 2001 4.05 0.98 7.63 2.44 A-AOL-md-sq-v-5-a 2002 4.19 0.94 7.97 2.35 A-AOL-md-sq-v-5-a 2003 3.97 1.05 7.43 2.63 A-AOL-md-sq-v-5-a 2003 4.25 0.90 8.12 2.25 Average 4.15 0.96 7.87 2.39
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 78.00 Average 78.00
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 64.51 8.23 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 58.18 7.91 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 62.96 8.15 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 56.30 7.81 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 57.41 7.87 Average 59.88 7.99
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 46.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 54.00 7.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 51.00 7.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 45.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 51.00 7.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 44.00 7.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 46.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 45.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 46.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 45.00 7.25 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 43.00 7.15 Average 46.91 7.36
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 54.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 49.00 Average 51.50
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 54.00 Average 54.00
Typical text:
Here you have a ladder of nine rungs representing different conditions of life in which a person may possibly be. The top of the ladder '9' represents the best possible condition one may think of, and the bottom '1' represents the worst possible condition. On which rung do you think you stand at present with regard to your personal condition?
- 9 best possible
- . .
- . .
- 1 worst possible
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 9) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a 1973 6.13 1.50 6.40 Average 6.13 1.50 6.40
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 1955 6.56 6.56 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1959 6.56 2.24 6.56 2.24 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1959 6.60 6.60 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1964 6.85 6.85 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1964 6.75 2.09 6.75 2.09 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1971 6.56 6.56 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1971 6.53 2.12 6.53 2.12 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1972 6.43 2.17 6.43 2.17 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1974 6.10 6.10 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1974 6.60 6.60 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1974 6.40 2.35 6.40 2.35 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1975 6.30 6.30 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1975 6.30 6.30 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1975 6.30 6.30 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1975 6.20 6.20 C-BW-c-sq-m-11-a 1975 6.68 2.16 6.68 2.16 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1976 6.40 6.40 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1976 6.40 6.40 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1976 6.20 6.20 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1976 6.10 6.10 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1976 6.70 6.70 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1976 6.68 2.19 6.68 2.19 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1977 6.10 6.10 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1977 6.40 6.40 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1977 6.30 6.30 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1977 6.20 6.20 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1978 6.20 6.20 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1978 6.10 6.10 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1978 6.40 6.40 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1978 6.20 6.20 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1979 6.40 6.40 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1979 6.30 6.30 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1979 6.40 6.40 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1979 6.60 6.60 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1979 6.48 2.08 6.48 2.08 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1980 6.60 6.60 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1980 6.50 6.50 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1980 6.40 6.40 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1980 6.20 6.20 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1981 6.30 6.30 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1981 6.30 6.30 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1981 6.40 6.40 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1982 6.30 6.30 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1985 6.42 1.94 6.42 1.94 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 1998 7.05 1.79 7.05 1.79 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 2001 7.00 1.73 7.00 1.73 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2002 6.91 1.94 6.91 1.94 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 2002 6.73 1.74 6.73 1.74 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 2003 6.75 1.85 6.75 1.85 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 2004 6.60 1.84 6.60 1.84 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2005 6.74 2.10 6.74 2.10 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 2005 6.67 1.86 6.67 1.86 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 2006 6.78 1.93 6.78 1.93 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2006 7.18 1.87 7.18 1.87 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 7.02 1.93 7.02 1.93 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 7.51 1.72 7.51 1.72 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 6.50 6.50 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 7.28 1.78 7.28 1.78 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 7.16 2.02 7.16 2.02 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 5.90 2.18 5.90 2.18 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 7.16 2.18 7.16 2.18 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 7.12 1.95 7.12 1.95 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 7.03 2.16 7.03 2.16 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 7.25 1.94 7.25 1.94 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 7.15 2.07 7.15 2.07 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 6.86 1.95 6.86 1.95 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 6.80 1.97 6.80 1.97 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 6.99 1.88 6.99 1.88 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 6.88 2.12 6.88 2.12 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 6.94 1.79 6.94 1.79 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 6.55 6.55 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 5.82 5.82 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 7.03 7.03 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 5.80 5.80 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 6.21 6.21 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2021 6.69 6.69 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2021 6.69 6.69 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2021 6.90 6.90 Average 6.58 1.99 6.58 1.99
Typical text:
How would you rate yourself as to how succesful you have been in terms of achieving your own goals ans aims in life?
10 completely successful
.
.
0 entirely unsuccessful
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD C-RG-h-sq-l-11-a 1959 6.74 2.18 6.74 2.18 C-RG-h-sq-l-11-a 1959 6.74 2.18 6.74 2.18 Average 6.74 2.18 6.74 2.18
Typical text:
When you think of the things you want from life, would you say that you are doing pretty well or you are not doing too well in the things you want?
- doing pretty well
- not doing too well
pretty well = 2, not too well = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 2) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD C-W-u-sq-v-2-a 1963 1.82 0.38 Average 1.82 0.38
Typical text:
Here are some faces expressing various feelings.
Which face comes close to expressing how you feel about your life as a wole? (several faces with varying smiles or frown)
- positive feelings (6-7)
- .
- Negative feelings (1-3)
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 7) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a 1973 5.74 0.99 7.90 Average 5.74 0.99 7.90
Typical text:
How many days of the last week were happy days?
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 7) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD M-TH-cw-sq-n-8-a 1996 5.30 2.00 7.57 2.86 Average 5.30 2.00 7.57 2.86
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 0) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLu-g-sq-n-10-c 1946 M-TH-cm-sq-th%-10-a 1973 O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a 1973 5.74 1.18 7.20 A-AB-cw-mq-n-7-a 1997 9.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 56.69 7.83 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 59.68 7.98 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-e 2008 60.73 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.63 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 55.33 7.77 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 55.30 7.77 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 53.92 7.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 54.15 7.71 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 55.83 7.79 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 52.32 7.62 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 57.12 7.86 Average