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Studies

EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 1997

Publication

Author(s):
EPA/SPB,
Title:
Life in nation survey
Source:
Economic Planning Agency, Social Policy Bureau, Government Japan

Investigation

Public:
20+ aged, general public, Japan, 1997
Survey name:
JP-Life-in-nation1997
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 7293
Non Response:
27,02
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Overall, to what degree are you satisfied with your life  these days?
4  satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  dissatisfied
-   none of these
-   don't know

In the Japanese version, answer option 'none of these' was presented in third position and may have been interpreted as 'neutral' by some respondents.
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-e
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7.8%,   2: 22.8%,   3: 56.7%,   4: 9.8%   (total 97.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.71 6.00
SD:
0.76 1.65