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ISSP (2003): study AU 2002

Publication

Author(s):
ISSP,
Title:
International Social Survey Programme (ISSP): Website
Source:
International Social Survey Programme

Investigation

Public:
Adults, age range not reported, general public, Australia, 2002
Survey name:
ISSP 2002
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1352
Non Response:
40
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

If you were to consider your life in general, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole?
7  completely happy
6  very happy
5  fairly happy
4  neither happy nor unhappy
3  fairly unhappy
2  very unhappy
1  completely unhappy
-   can't choose
-   no answer
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-7-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.22%,   2: 0.44%,   3: 3.18%,   4: 7.54%,   5: 40.09%,   6: 38.24%,   7: 7.99%   (total 97.7%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.39 7.62
SD:
0.92 1.86