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Studies

Matthews & Ornauer (1976): study GB 1967

Publication

Author(s):
Matthews, D.A.; Ornauer, H.
Title:
The Year 2000 Questionnaire and the Marginals in 11 Nations.
Source:
Ornauer, H.; et al.; Eds.: "Images of the World in the Year 2000", Humanities Press, 1976, USA, 637 - 701

Investigation

Public
15-40 aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1967
Survey name
UK-FutureSurveyGB 1967
Sample
Selection from general population sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

"Here is a picture of a ladder, where the top, rung 9, represents the best possible life for you, and the bottom, rung 1, the worst possible life for you. When you look at this ladder, where do you feel you are standing at the present time?"
9  best possible
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  worst possible

Name: Cantril's ladder rating of present life (adapted version)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-c