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Studies

Dorn et al. (2008): study CH 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Dorn, D.; Fischer, J.A.; Kirchgässner, G.; Sousa-Poza, A.
Title:
Direct Democracy and Life Satisfaction Revisited: New Evidence for Switzerland.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2008, Vol. 9, 227 - 255

Investigation

Public:
20+ aged, general public, Switzerland, 2000
Survey name:
CH-Living in Switserland
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 0
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general, how satisfied are you with your life?
0  not at all satisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-e
Remarks:
1. The frequencies of values 0,1,2 and 3 of the distribution are aggregated into one value
2. Sources are aggregated data of Leu (1992) and  SHP (1992-2002)
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 1%,   5: 0.8%,   6: 4.5%,   7: 4.3%,   8: 15.3%,   9: 37.7%,   10: 17.6%,   11: 18.9%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.10 8.10
SD:
1.42 1.42