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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:
Selfreport 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 Sex (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 Praying
Current meditation
Earlier religion
Church Church-member or not
Participation in church