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Latin American Public Opinion Project (2010): study PA 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, Panama, 2010
Survey name:
LAPOP 2010
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 998
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Data Adjusted on the basis of Burger.et.al. 2015, Unhappy Development: Subjective WellBeing in the Wake of Arab Spring

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
Author's label:
Cantril Ladder
Remarks:
Data Adjusted on the basis of Burger.et.al. 2015, Unhappy Development: Subjective WellBeing in the Wake of Arab Spring
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.98%,   2: 0.39%,   3: 1.24%,   4: 2.02%,   5: 7.11%,   6: 21%,   7: 15.59%,   8: 18.72%,   9: 18.79%,   10: 7.57%,   11: 6.59%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.32 7.32
SD:
1.99 1.99
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: 1527
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.05%,   2: 5.89%,   3: 43.81%,   4: 49.25%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.41 7.86
SD:
0.65 1.64