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Bonikowska et al. (2013): study CA 2011

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, 2011
Survey name:
CN-GSS
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 22435
Non Response:
34%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

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: 0.5%,   2: 0.2%,   3: 0.4%,   4: 0.5%,   5: 1%,   6: 4.5%,   7: 5.2%,   8: 15.2%,   9: 31.1%,   10: 18.9%,   11: 22.6%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.11 8.11
SD:
1.64 1.64