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Studies

Gallup (2008): study US 1960

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, 1960
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2595
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

We would like to rate your happiness on this scale. You notice that the 10 boxes on this scale go from the HIGHEST POSITION OF PLUS 5 - or extremely happy - all the way down to the LOWEST POSITION OF MINUS 5 - or extremely unhappy.
Please tell me how far up the scale or how far down the scale you would rate HOW HAPPY YOU ARE IN GENERAL?

+5  (10)   extremely happy
+4    
+3
+2
+1
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5 (1) extremely unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-n-10-a
Page in publication:
#623
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.23%,   2: 0.19%,   3: 0.31%,   4: 0.92%,   5: 1.39%,   6: 5.16%,   7: 7.28%,   8: 28.71%,   9: 20.77%,   10: 29.06%   (total 95.02%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.44 8.27
SD:
1.62 1.80