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Studies

Hill (2004): study CA 1989

Publication

Author(s):
Hill, R.
Title:
Happiness in Canada since World War ll.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2004, Vol. 65, 109 - 123

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, Canada, 1989
Survey name:
CA-GSS 4: 1989
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 10694
Non Response:
19,3
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

Would you describe yourself as
4  very happy
3  somewhat happy
2  somewhat unhappy
1  very unhappy
-   no opinion
Classification:
O-HP-g-sq-v-4-b
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.8%,   2: 4%,   3: 37.5%,   4: 56.3%   (total 98.6%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.51 7.76
SD:
0.62 1.88
Full text:
Selfreport on single question

How do you feel about your life as a whole right now? Are you satisfied or dissatisfied?
1  strongly dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
4  strongly satisfied
-  no opinion
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-b
Remarks:
Valid responses: 9338
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.3%,   2: 4.7%,   3: 35.9%,   4: 56%   (total 97.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.50 8.03
SD:
0.65 1.67