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Studies

Saad (2004a): study US 2003 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Saad, L.
Title:
A Primer in Reading the Public's Mood.
Source:
Gallup Poll News Service, 3 February 2004, The Gallup Organization, Washington DC, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, USA, 2003
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 1004
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
1  not at all satisfied
2  not very satisfied
3  satisfied
4  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-f
Remarks:
88% satisfied or very satisfied
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3   very happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Remarks:
50% is satisfied, 48% dissatisfied

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Party preference Current political (party) preference