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Studies

Brooks (2002): study US 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Brooks, D.J.
Title:
Running Down the Road to Happiness.
Source:
Gallup Newsletter 8 October 2002, The Gallup Organization, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 2001
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 1005
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are.....?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d
Author's label:
happiness
Page in publication:
2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 11%,   2: 52%,   3: 37%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.26 7.27
SD:
0.64 1.71

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income levels Household income males/females Sex (male vs female) frequency of excercise church attendance Participation in church