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Studies

Pew Research Center (2002): study ZA 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Pew Research Center,
Title:
What the World Thinks in 2002. How Global Publics View: Their Lives, Their Countries, the World, America.
Source:
Report Pew Global Attitudes Project, 12/04/2002, Pew Research Center, Washington DC, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2002
Survey name:
WhatWorldThinks 2002
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 700
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Page in publication:
Q2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.2%,   2: 6.7%,   3: 8.9%,   4: 9.2%,   5: 9%,   6: 18.6%,   7: 13.2%,   8: 10.8%,   9: 10.7%,   10: 4.9%,   11: 5.8%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.24 5.24
SD:
2.57 2.57