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SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2013

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, 2013
Survey name:
SA-SAS 2013
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2876
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 11.7%,   2: 26.9%,   3: 12.4%,   4: 40%,   5: 8.6%   (total 99.6%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.07 5.78
SD:
1.22 2.95
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.= 0.02
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 6.4%,   2: 13%,   3: 11.8%,   4: 47.3%,   5: 18.2%   (total 96.7%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.60 6.17
SD:
1.13 2.49