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Studies

EPA/SPB (2005): study JP 2005

Publication

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

Investigation

Public:
20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2005
Survey name:
JP-Life in Nation 2005
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 6924
Non Response:
0
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: 10.5%,   2: 27%,   3: 51.8%,   4: 7.7%   (total 97%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.58 5.73
SD:
0.79 1.71