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Studies

Ferriss (2002): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Ferriss, A.L.
Title:
Religion and the Quality of Life.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2002, Vol. 3, 199 - 215

Investigation

Public:
18 + aged, general public, United States, 1972-1996
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 34706
Non Response:
0,7%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
General Happiness
Page in publication:
205
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 12.1%,   2: 55.7%,   3: 32.2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.20 7.22
SD:
0.63 1.65

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Frequency of attending religious services Participation in church Denominal preference Current religious denomination Religious Doctrine Attitudes to religion Belief in the Hereafter Specific beliefs World is good (vs evil) Specific beliefs Frequency of praying Praying