# Latin American Public Opinion Project (2010): study GT 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, Guatemala, 2008
Survey name
LAPOP 2008
Sample
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents
N = 1538
Non Response
0
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

## Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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: 1520
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.63%,   2: 11.71%,   3: 41.25%,   4: 44.41%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.27 7.49
SD:
0.77 1.98
Full text:
Self report 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:
It is not clear whether the minimum value corresponds to option 0 or option 1. It has been assumed option 1.
valid responses: 1427
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 3.01%,   3: 1.68%,   4: 3.15%,   5: 4.91%,   6: 15.7%,   7: 13.31%,   8: 14.93%,   9: 18.43%,   10: 10.51%,   11: 14.37%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.84 6.84
SD:
2.25 2.25