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Studies

Gallup (2008): study US 1956 /2

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-570
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 1969
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
Table 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:
#570
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 4.75%,   2: 41.18%,   3: 53.56%   (total 99.49%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.49 7.83
SD:
0.59 1.78