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Studies

McNamara & St.George (1978): study US 1971

Publication

Author(s):
McNamara, P.H.; St.George, A.
Title:
Blessed are the Downtrodden? An Empirical Test.
Source:
Sociological Analysis, 1978, Vol. 39, 303 - 320

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1971
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2164
Non Response:
20%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured, at home

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
Personal happiness
Remarks:
30% very happy

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Religiosity Attitudes to religion Church attendance Participation in church Having children Current parental status Age of children Age of children Married no children vs never married Married vs never married Married vs widowed Married vs widowed Married vs divorced/separated Married vs divorced White race Ethnic status in the USA Family income Household income Level of education Level of school-education Urban living Community size