Hay & Morisy (1978): study GB 1976
- Hay, D.; Morisy, A.
- Reports of Ecstatic, Paranormal, or Religious Experience in Great Britain and the United States: A Comparison of Trends.
- Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1978, Vol. 17, 255 - 268
- General public, Great Britain, 1976
- Survey name:
- Omnibus Survey
- Probability stratified sample
- N = 1865
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Self report on 10 questions:
During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no)
A Particularly excited or interested in something?
B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C Proud because someone complimented you on something
you had done?
D Very lonely or remote from other people?
E Pleased about having accomplished something?
G On top of the world?
H Depressed or very unhappy?
I That things were going your way?
J Upset because someone criticized you?
Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no = 0
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5
Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Current religious experiences
Attitudes to religion