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Studies

Gillespie (2001): study US 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Gillespie, M.
Title:
Americans Generally in a Good Mood These Days. Most Satisfied with Their Lives, Higher-Income Americans Tend to be Slightly Happier.
Source:
Gallup Poll News Service, 18 January 2001, The Gallup Organization, Washington DC, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 2001
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 1004
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Now thinking about today, how would you describe your mood, has it been ..?
1  very bad
2  somewhat bad
3  good nor bad
4  somewhat good
5  very good
Classification:
A-AOL-md-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Your mood today
Page in publication:
2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2%,   2: 5%,   3: 9%,   4: 41%,   5: 42%   (total 99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.17 7.93
SD:
0.93 2.33

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Annual Income Household income Household Current household-composition Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years)