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Studies

Latin American Public Opinion Project (2010): study GY 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, Guyana, 2008
Survey name:
LAPOP 2008
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 2505
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.51%,   2: 13.01%,   3: 48.54%,   4: 32.93%   (total 99.99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.09 7.03
SD:
0.82 2.11
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:
It is not clear whether the minimum value corresponds to option 0 or option 1. It has been assumed option 1.
valid responses: 2483
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 3.1%,   3: 0.85%,   4: 3.79%,   5: 6.28%,   6: 19.29%,   7: 17.84%,   8: 17.12%,   9: 14.38%,   10: 4.99%,   11: 12.36%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.48 6.48
SD:
2.15 2.15