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Studies

Gallup (2008): study US 1956 /1

Publication

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

Investigation

Public:
Adults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1956
Survey name:
US-AIPO-571
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 2207
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 ?
3  very happy
2  fairly happy
1  not happy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-I
Remarks:
Also reported in Smith 1979 p.22
able 3 refers to this item as A6 but it is item A7. In the appendix the question wordings A6 and A7 are reversed (personal communication Tom Smith 12-10-2001)
Page in publication:
#571
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.3%,   2: 41.69%,   3: 51.97%   (total 98.96%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.47 7.77
SD:
0.60 1.81