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Studies

Flavin & Keane (2012): study US 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Flavin, P.; Keane, M.J.
Title:
Life Satisfaction and Political Participation: Evidence from the United States.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2012, Vol. 13, 63 - 78

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general piblic USA, 2000
Survey name:
US-ANES 2000
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 1548
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
face-to-face by traditional area probability sampling; telephone by RDD sampling (Random digit dialing)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question :

"On the whole, how satisfied would you say you are with your way of life today.......?"
3  very satisfied
2  fairly satisfied
1  not very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-d
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Page in publication:
67
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 13.1%,   2: 66.5%,   3: 20.4%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.07 6.70
SD:
0.57 1.61

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Voting Voting Political participation Political participation Political protest Participation in demonstrations