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Smith (1979): study US 1974 /2

Publication

Author(s):
Smith, T.W.
Title:
Happiness: Time Trends, Seasonal Variations, Intersurvey Differences, and Other Mysteries.
Source:
Social Psychology Quarterly, 1979, Vol. 42, 18 - 30

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 1974
Survey name:
US-GSS 74
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1496
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Page in publication:
22
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 13%,   2: 49%,   3: 38%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.25 7.35
SD:
0.67 1.74