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Studies

Saad (2004): study US 2003 /1

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, USA, 2003
Survey name
Gallup poll
Sample
Probability simple random sample
Respondents
N = 1011
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are.....?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 4.1%,   2: 40.4%,   3: 54.8%   (total 99.3%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.51 7.95
SD:
0.58 1.57
Full text:
Self report on single question:

In general, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way things are going in your personal life at this time? Are you
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLP-c-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
satisfaction with own life
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 4%,   2: 7%,   3: 30%,   4: 58%   (total 99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.43 7.89
SD:
0.79 2.02

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Political Party ID Current political (party) preference Income Current income level (unspecified) Income Current income level (unspecified) Age Current age (in years) Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Race Ethnic status in the USA