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Studies

DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US 2005

Publication

Author(s):
DDB lifestyle survey,
Title:
Happiness in US states
Source:
Data released on request, June 2000

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 2005
Survey name:
PEW survey 2005
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 2203
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.39%,   2: 0.54%,   3: 1.21%,   4: 3.62%,   5: 4.65%,   6: 17.84%,   7: 10.59%,   8: 18.1%,   9: 21.77%,   10: 9.88%,   11: 8.9%   (total 98.49%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.74 6.74
SD:
2.10 2.10