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Studies

Latin American Public Opinion Project (2010): study MX 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, Mexico, 2008
Survey name:
LAPOP 2008
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1560
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: 1.41%,   2: 10.13%,   3: 50.45%,   4: 37.76%   (total 99.75%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.25 7.44
SD:
0.69 1.77
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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.83%,   2: 0.51%,   3: 0.96%,   4: 2.37%,   5: 4.04%,   6: 12.37%,   7: 10.38%,   8: 17.44%,   9: 24.36%,   10: 13.14%,   11: 10.38%   (total 96.78%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.12 7.12
SD:
2.00 2.00