# Gallup (2012b): study AF 2009

## Publication

Author(s):
Gallup,
Title:
Gallup World Poll 2012.
Source:
https://worldview.gallup.com/

## Investigation

Public
15+ aged, general public, Parts of the World, 2009-2011
Survey name
INT-GallupWorldPoll2009-2011
Sample
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents
N = 466689
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

## Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
115
Full text:
Self report on 11 questions

Did you experience the following feelings during A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday? How about..?
A  enjoyment
B  physical pain
C  worry
E  stress
F  anger
G depression

Did you yesterday..?
H feel well rested
I  smile and laugh a lot
J  learn or do something interesting
K were you treated with respect all day yesterday

Rated:
1: yes
0: no

Computation:
- Average % positive affect = (A+H)+I+J+K)/5
- Average % negative affect = (B+C+D+E+F+G)/6
- Affect Balance = Average % positive affect - Average % negative affect

These questions do not measure hedonic level of affect of individual persons adequately, since yesterday's mood does not always correspond with typical average mood. Yet these questions can be used for measuring hedonic level in aggregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.
Classification:
A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o
Author's label:
Affect balance
Page in publication:
119-120

## Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Migrants vs Natives Ever migrated or not
Time since migration
Migrants vs Matched stayers Ever migrated or not