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Studies

Fischer (1973): study US 1957

Publication

Author(s):
Fischer, C.S.
Title:
Urban Malaise.
Source:
Social Forces, 1973, Vol. 52, 221 - 235

Investigation

Public:
Adults, varying age ranges, general public, USA, 1957
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 1605
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general, how happy would you say you are ?
3  very happy
2  fairly happy
1  not very happy

("Not at all happy" additional precoded response, added to "not very")
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-h
Author's label:
Malaise
Page in publication:
226
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.3%,   2: 43.2%,   3: 53.5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.50 7.91
SD:
0.56 1.57

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Community size Community size