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Gallup (2011): study CN 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Gallup,
Title:
Gallup Homepage.
Source:
Gallup Organization, New York, USA

Investigation

Public:
Adults, age range not reported, general public, China, 1999
Survey name:
CN-Gallup Poll of China
Sample:
Non-probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 4247
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

To indicate how you feel about your life at this time, would you use this card? Suppose that the top of the mountain represents the best possible life you can imagine, and the bottom step of the mountain represents the worst possible life you can imagine. On which step of the mountain would you say you personally feel you stand at this time, assuming that the higher the step the better you feel about your life, and the lower the step the worse you feel about it? Just point at the step that comes closest to how you feel.
10
9
8
7
6
5    Mountain like graphic scale
4
3
2
1
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-m-10-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 4.78%,   2: 5.91%,   3: 12.55%,   4: 15.8%,   5: 30.35%,   6: 16.39%,   7: 7.39%,   8: 4.26%,   9: 0.82%,   10: 1.55%   (total 99.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.77 4.19
SD:
1.81 2.01