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Studies

Cummins et al. (2003c): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Cummins, R.A.; Eckersley, R.; Lo, S.K.; Okerstrom, E.
Title:
Australian Unity Wellbeing Index. Survey 6, Report 6.0. The Wellbeing of Australians. Impact of the Impending Iraq War.
Source:
Australian Centre on Quality of Life, 2003, Melbourne, Australia.

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972
Survey name:
US-GSS 1972
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1613
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Page in publication:
10-1989
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 17.1%,   2: 52.8%,   3: 29.6%   (total 99.5%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.13 7.03
SD:
0.67 1.75