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Studies

Latin American Public Opinion Project (2010): study NI 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, Nicaragua, 2008
Survey name:
LAPOP 2008
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1540
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
Remarks:
valid reponses: 1520
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.46%,   2: 15.2%,   3: 41.64%,   4: 37.7%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.12 7.08
SD:
0.86 2.21
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: 1483
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.87%,   2: 1.15%,   3: 2.16%,   4: 5.39%,   5: 7.55%,   6: 15.44%,   7: 11.73%,   8: 12.61%,   9: 15.98%,   10: 7.15%,   11: 14.97%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.30 6.30
SD:
2.72 2.72