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Cantril (1951): study US 1946

Publication

Author(s):
Cantril, H.
Title:
Public Opinion 1935-1946.
Source:
Princeton University Press, 1951, Princeton, NJ, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 1946
Survey name:
US-AIPO-369
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 3152
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole...?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f
Page in publication:
281
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 8%,   3: 50%,   4: 39%   (total 98%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.30 7.33
SD:
0.66 1.84