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Gallup (1976): study ZZ South East Asia 1975

Publication

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

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, South East Asia, 1975
Survey name:
Kettering Survey
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 872
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are.....?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d
Page in publication:
65
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 50%,   2: 41%,   3: 7%   (total 98%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.56 5.48
SD:
0.62 1.56
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"Now taking everything about your life into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life today?"
10 satisfied
9
8
7
6

5
4

3
2
1
0  dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-m-11-a
Page in publication:
Q54
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.1%,   2: 6.5%,   3: 12.8%,   4: 12.8%,   5: 11.7%,   6: 22.2%,   7: 10.9%,   8: 7.5%,   9: 6.2%,   10: 1.2%,   11: 1.5%   (total 98.4%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.28 4.28
SD:
2.28 2.28
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"To indicate how you feel about your life at this time, would you use this card? Suppose the top of the mountain represents the best life you can imagine, and the bottom step of the mountain represents the worst possible life you can imagine. On which step of the mountain would you say you personally feel you stand at this time? - assuming that the higher the step the better you feel about your life, and the lower the step the worse you feel about it. Just point to the step that comes closest to how you feel"
10  best possible life
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  worst possible life

(Mountain scale not reproduced here)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-m-11-a
Page in publication:
Q6A
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.9%,   2: 7.6%,   3: 10.3%,   4: 20.3%,   5: 11.6%,   6: 19.2%,   7: 12.4%,   8: 4.3%,   9: 4.1%,   10: 1.5%,   11: 1.6%   (total 98.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.03 4.03
SD:
2.23 2.23