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SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2012

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, 2012
Survey name:
SA-SAS2012_3
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2547
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

If you were to consider your life in general, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole?
7  completely happy
6  very happy
5  fairly happy
4  neither happy nor unhappy
3  fairly unhappy
2  very unhappy
1  completely unhappy
-   can't choose
-   no answer
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.2%,   2: 8.1%,   3: 8.7%,   4: 7.9%,   5: 24.8%,   6: 33.3%,   7: 13.1%   (total 99.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.97 6.82
SD:
1.60 3.04