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Bonikowska et al. (2013): study CA 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Bonikowska, A.; Helliwell, J.F.; Hou, F.
Title:
An Assessment of Life Satisfaction Responses on Recent Statistics Canada Surveys.
Source:
Analytical Studies Research Papers Series, 2013, No. 351, Ontario, Canada

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, Canada, 2008
Survey name:
CN-GSS
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 20401
Non Response:
43%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self rating on single question:

Please rate your feelings about .. Using this 1 to 10 scale
.. Your life as a whole right now
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-j
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
10-13
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.6%,   2: 0.7%,   3: 1%,   4: 1.4%,   5: 6.4%,   6: 5.7%,   7: 16.8%,   8: 31%,   9: 15.9%,   10: 20.6%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.91 7.68
SD:
1.72 1.91