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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: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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:
Selfreport 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 Sex (male vs female) Race Ethnic status in the USA