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Bonikowska et al. (2013): study CA 2010 /1

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, 2010
Survey name:
CN-CCHS
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 63197
Non Response:
29%
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Half of the respondents were interviewed by computer-assisted telephone, the other half by computer-assisted personal interview.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
0  very dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-eb
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
11-13
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.4%,   2: 0.1%,   3: 0.3%,   4: 0.7%,   5: 1.1%,   6: 5.5%,   7: 5.2%,   8: 15.9%,   9: 33.3%,   10: 19.5%,   11: 18.1%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.99 7.99
SD:
1.38 1.38