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SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2003

Publication

Author(s):
SASAS,
Title:
South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) website
Source:
Human Sciences Research Council

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2003
Survey name:
SA-SAS 2003
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2497
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How happy are you?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
-  don't know
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-d
Author's label:
Happiness
Error estimates:
s.e.= 0.024
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 9.5%,   2: 18.5%,   3: 13.2%,   4: 43%,   5: 11.5%   (total 95.7%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.30 5.51
SD:
1.20 2.63
Full text:
Selfreport on single question

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
5  very satisfied
4  satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  not satisfied
1  not satisfied at all
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-fd
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Error estimates:
S.e.= 0.025
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 13.9%,   2: 22.3%,   3: 13%,   4: 39.1%,   5: 8.2%   (total 96.5%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.06 5.77
SD:
1.24 2.99