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Studies

Gallup (2008): study US 1996

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, 1996
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 979
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

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: 4.81%,   2: 45.78%,   3: 49.35%   (total 99.94%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.45 7.77
SD:
0.59 1.59