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Studies

Helliwell et al. (2016): study ZZ 2012

Publication

Author(s):
Helliwell, J.F.; Huang, H.; Wang, S.
Title:
The Distribution of World Happiness.
Source:
World Happiness Report, 2016, Vol.1, 8 - 48

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 156 nations, 2005-2015
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll2016
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 1560000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods

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:
Cantril ladder
Remarks:
World as a whole.
Page in publication:
14
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:
5.35 5.35
SD:
2.24 2.24

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Log GDP per Capita Gross National Product Social support Perceived availability of social support Healthy life expectancy at birth Life-expectancy in the nation Freedom to make life choices Perceived freedom in nation Generosity Helping in nation Perceptions of corruption Corruption in nation Summed determinants Summed effects of current societal conditions (macro level)