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Gallup (2009a): study ZZ North America 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, North America, 2011
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll05-11
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 6000
Non Response:
0
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
Remarks:
Number of respondents is estimated based on 1000 respondents on average per survey. Assuming there were 3 surveys and 2 countries.
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.7%,   2: 0.7%,   3: 0.9%,   4: 1.8%,   5: 3.2%,   6: 9.5%,   7: 9.8%,   8: 19.9%,   9: 29%,   10: 14%,   11: 10.5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.29 7.29
SD:
1.89 1.89