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General Social Survey (2011): study US 2002 /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, 2002
Survey name:
US-GSS 2002
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1160
Non Response:
32,5
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):0,5 2:2,7 3:20,8; 4:16,8 missing: NAP: 58,4; DKNA: 0,7
Vallid responses: 1229
Page in publication:
1125
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.2%,   2: 6.7%,   3: 50.9%,   4: 41.1%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.32 7.39
SD:
0.65 1.82
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

If you were to consider your life in general, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole?
7  completely happy
6  very happy
5  fairly happy
4  neither happy nor unhappy
3  fairly unhappy
2  very unhappy
1  completely unhappy
-   can't choose
-   no answer
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-7-a
Remarks:
This GSS-survey was part of the ISSP survey
Page in publication:
1125
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.09%,   2: 1.37%,   3: 2.73%,   4: 5.89%,   5: 33.39%,   6: 43.55%,   7: 12.04%   (total 99.06%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.52 6.81
SD:
0.98 2.82