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Studies

Graham & Nikolova (2013a): study ZZ EU 27 2010

Publication

Author(s):
Graham, C.; Nikolova, M.
Title:
Does Access to Information Technology make People Happier? Insights from Well-Being Surveys from Around the World
Source:
Journal of Socio Economics, 2013, Vol 44, 126 -139

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged general public, European Union 2010- 2012
Survey name:
INT-GallupWorldPoll2012
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 100000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
The surveys are face-to-face in countries where telephone coverage is limited, and by telephone in those where it is universal (primarily the OECD countries).

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Best Possible Life (BPL)
Page in publication:
15
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.17 6.17
SD:
2.12 2.12