# Gallup (2008): study US 2002

## 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, 2002
Survey name
Gallup poll
Sample
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents
N = 1014
Non Response
0
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

## Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

In general, are you satisfied with the way things are going in your personal life at this time?
2  satisfied
1  dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLP-c-sq-v-2-a
Remarks:
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 13.52%,   2: 85.43%   (total 98.95%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 2 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.86 7.73
SD:
0.34 1.92
Full text:
Self report on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the  bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
[  10  ]  best possible life
[    9  ]
[    8  ]
[    7  ]
[    6  ]
[    5  ]
[    4  ]
[    3  ]
[    2  ]
[    1  ]
[    0  ]  worst possible life

Preceded by 1)  open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and  where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Remarks:
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.5%,   2: 0%,   3: 1.18%,   4: 1.73%,   5: 5.76%,   6: 18.27%,   7: 15.54%,   8: 21.64%,   9: 20.28%,   10: 8.6%,   11: 6.03%   (total 99.53%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.73 6.73
SD:
1.74 1.74
Full text:
Self report on single question:

Now thinking about today, how would you describe your mood, has it been ..?
4  somewhat good
5  very good
Classification:
A-AOL-md-sq-v-5-a
Remarks:
Questionaire: Gallup Poll Social Series: Mood of the Nation
Page in publication:
qn6
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.65%,   2: 6.22%,   3: 7.68%,   4: 40.22%,   5: 43.9%   (total 99.67%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.19 7.97
SD:
0.94 2.35