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Studies

Latin American Public Opinion Project (2010): study CO 2009

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, Colombia, 2009
Survey name:
LAPOP 2009
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 995
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

In general, to what extend are you satisfied 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-dc
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.42%,   2: 8.66%,   3: 35.23%,   4: 53.69%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.40 7.81
SD:
0.75 1.91
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:
Data Adjusted on the basis of Burger.et.al. 2015, Unhappy Development: Subjective WellBeing in the Wake of Arab Spring.
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.21%,   2: 2.21%,   3: 2.55%,   4: 4.63%,   5: 6.58%,   6: 18.66%,   7: 14.7%,   8: 20.27%,   9: 14.77%,   10: 5.23%,   11: 8.19%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.27 6.27
SD:
2.46 2.46