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Studies

Gallup (2008): study US 1991

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, 1991
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1215
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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
Remarks:
Also reported in Saad 2004
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 9.82%,   2: 45%,   3: 44.19%   (total 99.01%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.35 7.51
SD:
0.65 1.75
Full text:
Selfreport on single question

We'd like to know how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with different aspects of your life. Are you completely satisfied. Somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or completely dissatisfied with ….
Your life as a whole?
4  completely satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  completely dissatisfied
-   don't know
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-e
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.14%,   2: 8.27%,   3: 46.15%,   4: 40.84%   (total 98.4%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.27 7.40
SD:
0.75 2.17
Full text:
Selfreport on single question

We'd like to know how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with different  aspects of your life. Are you completely satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or completely dissatisfied with …
Your personal life?
4  completely satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  completely dissatisfied
-   don't know
Classification:
O-SLP-u-sq-v-4-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.4%,   2: 5.81%,   3: 37.01%,   4: 53.49%   (total 98.71%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.43 7.89
SD:
0.71 2.06