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Studies

Gallup (2008): study US 1957

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, 1957
Survey name:
US-AIPO-580
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 1606
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 very happy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-f
Remarks:
Also reported in Smith 1979 p.22
Page in publication:
2#580
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.26%,   2: 42.72%,   3: 52.74%   (total 98.72%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.50 7.90
SD:
0.56 1.57