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Studies

Taylor et al. (2006): study US 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Taylor, P.; Craighill, P.; Funk, C.
Title:
Are We Happy Yet?
Source:
PEW Research Center, A Social Trends Report, 2006, Washington DC, USA

Investigation

Public
Adults, general public, USA, 2005
Survey name
INT-PEW survey 2005
Sample
Probability simple random sample
Respondents
N = 3014
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Generally speaking; how would you say, you are these days.....?
1  very happy
2  pretty happy
3  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 15%,   2: 34%,   3: 50%   (total 99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.35 7.62
SD:
0.73 1.90

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Family Income Household income Church Attendence Participation in church Political Party Affiliation Current political (party) preference Marital Status Married state (compared to non-married states) Ethnicity Ethnic status in the USA Age in Years Current age (in years) Health Self-perceived health work status Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
pet owners Current pets Children Current parental status
Children in the household
Age of children
Single parent
Location Rural dwelling (vs urban) Rushed in Daily Life Relaxed (vs stressful)
Perceived time-pressure
Area of Residence Region in USA
Climate
Immigrant generation Migration generation Gender Sexe: male (vs female)