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Burkholder (2005a): study CN 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Burkholder, R.
Title:
China's Citizens Optimistic, Yet not Entirely Satisfied.
Source:
Gallup Poll News Service, 18 January 2005, Gallup Organization, Washington DC, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, China, 2004
Survey name:
CN-Gallup Poll of China
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 3597
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the  bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?   
[  10  ]  best possible life
[    9  ]
[    8  ]
[    7  ]
[    6  ]
[    5  ]
[    4  ]
[    3  ]
[    2  ]
[    1  ]
[    0  ]  worst possible life
                          
                                                                                
Preceded by 1)  open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and  where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Remarks:
Macau and Hong Kong SAR not included
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.45 4.45
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way things are going in your personal life at this time? Are you
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLP-c-sq-v-4-a
Remarks:
Macau and Hong Kong SAR not included
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 8%,   2: 29%,   3: 51%,   4: 12%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.67 5.88
SD:
0.79 2.06