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Inglehart et al. (2008): study IN 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Inglehart, R.; Foa, R.; Peterson, C.
Title:
Development, Freedom, and Rising Happiness.
Source:
Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2008, Vol. 3, 264 - 285

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, India, 2006
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 5
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2001
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.7%,   2: 21.6%,   3: 46.4%,   4: 28.9%   (total 99.6%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.02 6.88
SD:
0.78 2.21
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1  not at all satisfied
2  not very satisfied
3  satisfied
4  very satisfied
5  completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-p
Remarks:
Valid cases: 1954
Page in publication:
v22
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.5%,   2: 15.4%,   3: 41%,   4: 21.8%,   5: 15.8%   (total 97.5%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.32 7.86
SD:
1.04 2.34