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Pew Research Center (2007): study CN 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Pew Research Center,
Title:
Global Opinion Trends 2002-2007: a Rsing Tide lifts Mood in the Developing World
Source:
The Pew Global Attitudes Project, 2007

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, Urban areas, general public, China, 2005
Survey name:
PEW survey 2005
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 2166
Non Response:
0
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
Remarks:
Samples in 6 major cities and surrounding rural areas
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.69%,   2: 1.32%,   3: 3.42%,   4: 6.85%,   5: 9.54%,   6: 26.02%,   7: 21.13%,   8: 14.01%,   9: 11.05%,   10: 2.05%,   11: 1.78%   (total 98.86%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.53 5.53
SD:
1.90 1.90