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Studies

Gallup (2008): study US 1948

Publication

Author(s):
Gallup,
Title:
Gallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
Source:
The Gallup Organization, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 1948
Survey name:
US-GallupPoll USA1948/5/7-12
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1000
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
Page in publication:
#418K
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.11%,   2: 7.33%,   3: 54.44%,   4: 36.11%   (total 98.99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.27 7.25
SD:
0.64 1.79