Sacks et al. (2010): study ZZ World samples 2005
- Sacks, D.W.; Stevenson, B.; Wolfers, J.
- Subjective well-being, income, economic development and growth.
- Working Paper 2010-28, FRBSF, 2010, San Francisco, USA
- 18+ aged general public, 131 nations 2005-2008
- Survey name:
- INT-Gallup World Poll combined waves
- Probability multi-stage cluster sample
- N = 291383
- Non Response:
Multiple asesment methods
CATI in developed nations, mostly face-to-face in developing nations
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Self report on single question:
Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
[ 10 ] best possible life
[ 9 ]
[ 8 ]
[ 7 ]
[ 6 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 4 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 2 ]
[ 1 ]
[ 0 ] worst possible life
Preceded by 1) open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.
Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)