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Studies

EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 2011

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, 2011
Survey name:
JP-Life-in-Nation2011
Sample:
Probability systematic sample
Respondents:
N = 6212
Non Response:
37,9
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: 7.5%,   2: 25.7%,   3: 55.3%,   4: 10.3%   (total 98.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.69 5.95
SD:
0.76 1.67