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Studies

Latin American Public Opinion Project (2010): study PA 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, Panama, 2008
Survey name:
LAPOP 2008
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1536
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: 1512
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.31%,   2: 10.38%,   3: 34.66%,   4: 51.65%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.35 7.67
SD:
0.80 2.04
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: 1497
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.2%,   2: 0.4%,   3: 0.53%,   4: 1.74%,   5: 5.14%,   6: 10.09%,   7: 16.83%,   8: 16.43%,   9: 14.96%,   10: 9.02%,   11: 24.65%   (total 99.99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.41 7.41
SD:
2.06 2.06