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Pew Research Center (2007): study GH 2007

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, general public, Ghana, 2007
Survey name:
PEW survey 2007
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 990
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Data Adjusted on the basis of Burger.et.al. 2015, Unhappy Development: Subjective WellBeing in the Wake of Arab Spring.

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:
Data Adjusted on the basis of Burger.et.al. 2015, Unhappy Development: Subjective WellBeing in the Wake of Arab Spring.
Page in publication:
Q2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.4%,   2: 1.3%,   3: 7.8%,   4: 11.3%,   5: 18.2%,   6: 22.6%,   7: 16.8%,   8: 12.9%,   9: 5.9%,   10: 2%,   11: 0.7%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.22 5.22
SD:
1.94 1.94