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

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 2001 2.66 0.90 5.81 2.62 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2012 3.16 0.81 7.22 2.23 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2020 2.54 0.96 5.46 2.80 Average 2.78 0.89 6.16 2.55
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 2001 3.94 2.74 3.26 3.04 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2012 5.81 2.29 5.34 2.54 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2020 4.95 3.32 4.39 3.69 Average 4.90 2.78 4.33 3.09
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
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2008 2.83 1.79 2.83 1.79 Average 2.83 1.79 2.83 1.79
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 4.42 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 3.97 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 3.45 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 4.47 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 5.16 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 5.37 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 5.41 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 5.33 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 4.75 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 4.44 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 4.58 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 4.52 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 4.53 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 3.83 Average 4.59
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 61.00 Average 61.00
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 38.09 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 51.71 7.59 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 62.56 8.13 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 57.06 7.85 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 49.20 7.46 Average 51.73 7.59
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 37.00 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 35.00 6.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 34.00 6.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 47.00 7.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 58.00 7.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 49.00 7.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 44.00 7.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 45.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 41.00 7.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 46.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 45.00 7.25 Average 43.73 7.21
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 35.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2013 45.43 Average 40.22
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:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 41.81 7.09 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 39.59 6.98 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.48 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 52.96 7.65 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 48.61 7.43 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-ab 2015 46.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 53.62 7.68 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 52.91 7.65 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 58.24 7.91 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 49.84 7.49 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 48.06 7.40 Average 44.74 7.46
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 3.83 2.01 3.83 2.01 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 3.28 1.93 3.28 1.93 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 3.17 1.69 3.17 1.69 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 4.06 2.02 4.06 2.02 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 4.68 1.51 4.68 1.51 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 4.68 1.51 4.68 1.51 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 4.85 1.76 4.85 1.76 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 4.96 1.85 4.96 1.85 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 4.69 1.96 4.69 1.96 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 4.18 2.08 4.18 2.08 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 3.70 2.20 3.70 2.20 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 3.74 2.78 3.74 2.78 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 3.64 2.66 3.64 2.66 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 3.62 2.50 3.62 2.50 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 2.69 2.65 2.69 2.65 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 3.16 3.16 Average 3.93 2.07 3.93 2.07