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Studies

Napier & Jost (2008): study US 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Napier, J.L.; Jost, J.T.
Title:
Why are Conservatives Happier than Liberals?
Source:
Psychological Science, 2008, Vol. 19, 565 - 572

Investigation

Public:
Voters, before and after presidential election, USA, 2000
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 1142
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
T1: face-to-face or telephone interview; T2: telephone interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"..........satisfaction with life.........."
(Full item not reported)
1  not satisfied
2
3  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SL?-?-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
566

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Political orientation Current political (party) preference
Preference for: left vs right wing
Income Household income Education Current education Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Employment status Current employment status Church attendance Participation in church Need for cognition Independent
Interested
Rationalization of inequality Attitudes to social inequality in nation