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Buchanan & Cantril (1953): study US 1948

Publication

Author(s):
Buchanan, W.; Cantril, H.
Title:
How Nations see Each Other. A Study in Public Opinion.
Source:
University of Illinois Press, 1953, Urbana, USA

Investigation

Public:
21+ aged, general public, USA, 1948
Survey name:
Tension Study
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 1015
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with the way you are getting on now?
3  very satisfied
2  all right
1  not at all satisfied
Classification:
O-SLS-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
Satisfaction
Page in publication:
209-213
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 26%,   2: 57%,   3: 15%   (total 98%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.89 6.26
SD:
0.64 2.17

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Educational level Level of school-education Male sex Sex (male vs female) Being retired, independent Current status: retired or not S.E.S. 'Objective' socio-economic status Being a housewife Full-time home maker
Current employment status
Current status: retired or not
Occupation Current occupation