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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:
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:
Selfreport 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 Unemployed involuntary
Current employment status
pet owners Current pets Children Current parental status
Children in the household
Age of children
Single parent
Location Rural vs urban dwelling Rushed in Daily Life Relaxed (vs stressful)
Perceived time-pressure
Area of Residence Climate
Region in USA
Immigrant generation Migration generation Gender Sex (male vs female)