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Studies

Latin American Public Opinion Project (2010): study BR 2010

Publication

Author(s):
Latin American Public Opinion Project,
Title:
The Americas Barometer
Source:
Latin American Public Opinion Project, VanderBilt University Detroit, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Brazil, 2010
Survey name:
LAPOP 2010
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 2482
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

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
Remarks:
The mean calculated from the data (7,05) is different which is given by Corral (7,16) in her study (Corral, 2011)
valid responses: 2010
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.9%,   2: 0.52%,   3: 0.76%,   4: 1.9%,   5: 3.85%,   6: 14.27%,   7: 14.03%,   8: 18.6%,   9: 23.17%,   10: 8.9%,   11: 13.08%   (total 99.98%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.05 7.05
SD:
1.99 1.99
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general, how satisfied are you with your life? Would you say you are..
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-da
Remarks:
valid responses: 2398
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.84%,   2: 6.34%,   3: 33.32%,   4: 57.51%   (total 100.01%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.45 7.95
SD:
0.74 1.87