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Studies

Saad (2004): study US 2003

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, 2003
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:
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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5%,   2: 9%,   3: 27%,   4: 58%   (total 99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.39 7.78
SD:
0.85 2.18