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Gallup (1998): study US 1952

Publication

Author(s):
Gallup,
Title:
Have and Have-Nots: Perceptions of Fairness and Opportunity - 1998. Special Report.
Source:
Gallup Poll News Service, 6 July 1998, Washington DC, USA

Investigation

Public:
Adults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1952
Survey name:
US-AIPO-508
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 2862
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general, how happy would you say you are..?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy
-   NA/DK
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b
Remarks:
Also reported in Smith 1979, p. 22
Table 3 refers to this item as A7 but it is item A6. In the appendix the question wordings A6 and A7 are reversed (personal communication Tom Smith 12-10-2001)
Page in publication:
#508
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.33%,   2: 7.86%,   3: 42.99%,   4: 47.05%   (total 99.23%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.37 7.53
SD:
0.69 1.92