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Studies

NIPO (1949): study GB 1948

Publication

Author(s):
NIPO,
Title:
Wat de Mensen Gelukkig Maakt. (The Things that Contribute to Happiness).
Source:
De Publieke Opinie, 1949, Vol. 3, 3 - 4

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1948
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 0
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

In general, how happy would you say (that) you are ?
3  very happy
2  fairly happy
1  not very happy/ not at all happy

Originally 4 step scale, 'not at all'  scores added to 'not very'
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-j
Remarks:
Answers were scored on a 4 step scale, but in the report the options 'not very happy' and 'not at all happy' were combined. The full scores have not been traced back as yet. Computation of transformed mean and standarddeviation is therefore not possible.
Page in publication:
3
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5%,   2: 53%,   3: 39%   (total 97%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.35
SD:
0.58