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Berg (2010): study US Hawaii 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Berg, M.C.
Title:
Geluk in Landen: Een Empirische Studie naar Condities voor een Gelukkige Samenleving. ( Happiness in Nations. An Emperical Study of Conditions for a Happy Society).
Source:
Doctoral Thesis Department of Social Science, Erasmus University, 2010, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Hawaii region, United States, 1990
Survey name:
US-GSS 1972-2006
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 429
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Remarks:
Inhabitants of this state were selected from 26 pooled samples in the period 1972-2006. Each of these samples are representative for the USA, but the selection may not be quite representative for this state.
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7.7%,   2: 71.8%,   3: 20.5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.13 7.03
SD:
0.52 1.34