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Gallup (1976): study US 1974

Publication

Author(s):
Gallup,
Title:
Human Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Source:
Public Opinion Quarterly, 1976, Vol. 40, 459 - 467

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 1974-75
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 2248
Non Response:
23,3
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Overall, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  pretty happy
2  not too happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-aa
Page in publication:
9.1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.8%,   2: 12.5%,   3: 48.9%,   4: 35.7%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.18 7.09
SD:
0.75 2.07