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Statistics New Zealand (2014): study NZ 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Statistics New Zealand,
Title:
New Zeals General Social Survey
Source:
Statistics New Zealand

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, New Zealand, 2004
Survey name:
NZ SWS 2004
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 1125
Non Response:
57
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

On a scale of one to five, where one is very happy and five is very unhappy, in general how happy would you say you are?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
-   don't know
-   no answer

Numerical scale reversed
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-ca
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.24%,   2: 3.82%,   3: 15.44%,   4: 45.52%,   5: 33.81%   (total 99.83%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.07 7.24
SD:
0.87 1.87
Full text:
Selfreport on single question

Now taking everything into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life these days?
5  very satisfied
4  satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
-   don't know
-   no answers

Numerical scale reversed
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-na
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.35%,   2: 4.17%,   3: 14.73%,   4: 53.5%,   5: 27.06%   (total 99.81%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.03 7.94
SD:
0.79 1.77