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General Social Survey (2011): study US 1991 /1

Publication

Author(s):
General Social Survey,
Title:
US General Social Survey: Website
Source:
National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago USA

Investigation

Public:
Adults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1991
Survey name:
ISSP 1991
Sample:
Probability systematic sample
Respondents:
N = 1346
Non Response:
22
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole...?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f
Remarks:
Data ISSP module of GSS; Values in distribution: a=4;b=3,c=2;d=1;
Above percentages are only of the valid cases of given answers. If we take the total, we get: 1(not at all happy):0,8 2:6,3; 3:48,6; 4:33,0 missing: NAP: 10,4; DKNA: 0,9
Page in publication:
24
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.9%,   2: 7.1%,   3: 54.8%,   4: 37.2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.28 7.29
SD:
0.64 1.78