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Studies

Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 2009

Publication

Author(s):
Easterlin, R.A.; Morgan, R.; Switek, M.; Wang, F.
Title:
China's Life Satisfaction, 1990 - 2010.
Source:
PNAS, 2012, Vol. 109, 9775 - 9780

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, China, 2009
Survey name:
CN-Gallup Poll of China
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 4188
Non Response:
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
Author's label:
Cantril Ladder
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.45 4.45
SD:
1.82 1.82