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Studies

Helliwell et al. (2021): study IT 2020

Publication

Author(s):
Helliwell, J.F.; Huang, H.; Norton, M.B.; Wang, S.
Title:
World happiness, trust and death under Covid-19
Source:
World Happiness Report 2021, chapter 2

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged general public, Italy 2020
Survey name:
INT-GallupWorldPoll2020
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic face-to-face interviews were not possible any more and interviewing had to change to CATI and CAPI, which involved problems in countries weere access to telephone and PC is limited. Tchange to CATI and CAPI had already been made in most wester nations

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
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.49 6.49