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Gallup (2009a): study SL 2011

Publication

Author(s):
Gallup,
Title:
Data from Gallup World Poll provided on request August 2009.
Source:
Personal communication.

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, Sierra Leone, 2011
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll2011
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Cantril Ladder
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.50 4.50
SD:
2.15 2.15
Full text:
Selfreport on 7 questions

Did you experience the following feelings during A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday? How about..
A  enjoyment?
B  worry
C  sadness
D  anger
E  depression
F  happiness

Now please think about YESTERDAY, from the morning until the end of the day. Think of where you were, what you were doing and how you felt.
G   Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday?

Rated:
1  yes
0 no
-  no answer, don't know

Computation:
- Average % positive affect = (A+F+G)/3
- Average % negative affect = (B+C+D+E)/4
- Affect Balance = Average % positive affect - Average % negative affect
Classification:
A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -100 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
0.22