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Studies

Chambers (2000): study US 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Chambers, C.
Title:
Americans are Overwhelmingly Happy and Optimistic about the Future of the United States.
Source:
Gallup Poll News Service, 13 October 2000, The Gallup Organization, Washington DC, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 2000
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 1052
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general, how happy would you say you are.....?
3  very happy
2  fairly happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-c
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5%,   2: 47%,   3: 47%   (total 99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.42 7.71
SD:
0.59 1.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) White race Ethnic status in the USA Age Current age (in years) Married status Married state (compared to non-married states) Bible reading Current religious practices Region in the United States Region in USA Earnings Current income level (unspecified) Education Level of school-education Political ideology Current political behavior Perceived economic conditions in nation Satisfaction with economic development in nation Satisfaction with the current state of affairs in nation Satisfaction with life in nation in general Church attendance Participation in church Urbanisation Community size Party preference Current political (party) preference Attitude towards President Clinton Attitudes to specific political issues