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General Social Survey (2011): study US 1998 /1

Publication

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

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 1998
Survey name:
US-GSS 1998
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1272
Non Response:
24
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; 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):0,9; 2:4,0; 3:23,6; 4:16,5; missing: NAP: 54,7; DKNA: 0,4
Page in publication:
1181
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2%,   2: 8.9%,   3: 52.4%,   4: 36.7%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.25 7.19
SD:
0.69 1.93