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Studies

Latin American Public Opinion Project (2010): study DO 2008

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, Dominican Republic, 2008
Survey name:
LAPOP 2008
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 982
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Data Adjusted on the basis of Burger.et.al. 2015, Unhappy Development: Subjective WellBeing in the Wake of Arab Spring.

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
Remarks:
valid responses: 1489
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.75%,   2: 7.66%,   3: 39.42%,   4: 51.18%   (total 100.01%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.40 7.82
SD:
0.71 1.80
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: 5.34%,   2: 1.78%,   3: 3.15%,   4: 3.21%,   5: 5.06%,   6: 11.08%,   7: 9.03%,   8: 10.4%,   9: 12.59%,   10: 8.21%,   11: 30.16%   (total 100.01%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.84 4.84
SD:
3.10 3.10