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Studies

Gallup (2008): study US 1981 /2

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, 1981
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1483
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Now here are some questions concerning how satisfied - or dissatisfied - you are with various things about your life, such as your standard of living, your education etc. To indicate this, would you use this card. If you are extremely satisfied with something you would call of the highest number, ten. If you are extremely dissatisfied, you would mention the lowest number, zero. If you are neither extremely satisfied nor extremely dissatisfied you would mention some number in between zero and ten - the higher the number, the more satisfied, the lower the number the less satisfied.
Considering everything, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with……. your personal life?
0  extremely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 extremely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLP-u-sq-n-11-a
Page in publication:
#187G
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.14%,   2: 0.42%,   3: 1.29%,   4: 1.39%,   5: 1.75%,   6: 6.81%,   7: 6.93%,   8: 11.76%,   9: 21.88%,   10: 19.33%,   11: 26.48%   (total 99.18%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.92 7.92
SD:
2.08 2.08
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are.....?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d
Page in publication:
#187G
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 4.87%,   2: 50.95%,   3: 43.76%   (total 99.58%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.39 7.61
SD:
0.58 1.58