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Latin American Public Opinion Project (2010): study JM 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, Jamaica, 2010
Survey name:
LAPOP 2010
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1504
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:
valid reponses: 1486
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 6.66%,   2: 3.9%,   3: 3.03%,   4: 7.6%,   5: 10.7%,   6: 23.42%,   7: 14.87%,   8: 11.64%,   9: 8.82%,   10: 2.69%,   11: 6.66%   (total 99.99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.25 5.25
SD:
2.53 2.53
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 reponses: 1489
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 10.07%,   2: 24.38%,   3: 49.43%,   4: 16.12%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.72 6.06
SD:
0.85 2.23