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Studies

Taylor (2008): study US 2008 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Taylor, P.
Title:
Republicans: Still Happy Campers.
Source:
PEW Research Center, 2008, Washington DC, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA,2008
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 2413
Non Response:
Assessment:

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Remarks:
Mean computed by WDH team.
Page in publication:
5
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.50 6.50

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Party identification Current political (party) preference Class Subjective social rank