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Studies

Peacock & Poloma (1999): study US 1988

Publication

Author(s):
Peacock, J.R.; Poloma, M.M.
Title:
Religiosity and Life Satisfaction Across the Life Course.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1999, Vol. 48, 319 - 345

Investigation

Public
18+ aged, general public, United States, 1988
Survey name
Gallup poll
Sample
Probability simple random sample
Respondents
N = 1030
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face
and interview: telephone

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Using any number on this card, from 1 to 7,  with 1 being very dissatisfied and 7 being very satisfied, how dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life?
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-b

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sex Sexe: male (vs female) Education Level of school-education Age Current age (in years) Income Current income level (unspecified) Race Ethnic status in the USA Closeness to God Current religious experiences
Religious (vs not)
Prayer Earlier religion
Praying
Current meditation
Church Church-member or not
Participation in church