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Latin American Public Opinion Project (2010): study US 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, United States, 2010
Survey name:
LAPOP 2010
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1500
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: 1494
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.81%,   2: 1.54%,   3: 4.15%,   4: 6.69%,   5: 9.64%,   6: 16.87%,   7: 14.93%,   8: 19.68%,   9: 15.73%,   10: 5.29%,   11: 3.68%   (total 100.01%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.90 5.90
SD:
2.18 2.18
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: 1500
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 4.93%,   2: 14.6%,   3: 49.67%,   4: 30.8%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.06 6.96
SD:
0.80 2.08