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Studies

Saad (2004): study US 1956

Publication

Author(s):
Saad, L.
Title:
A Nation of Happy People. Most Happy and Satisfied with Their Lives.
Source:
Gallup Poll News Services, 5 January 2004, Gallup Organization, Washington DC, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 1956
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 0
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

In general, how happy would you say (that) you are ?
3  very happy
2  fairly happy
1  not very happy

("Not at all" additional precoded response, added to "not very")
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-g
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5%,   2: 42%,   3: 53%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.48 7.78
SD:
0.59 1.82