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World Values Survey (2004): study DE 1999

Publication

Author(s):
World Values Survey,
Title:
Aggregated Datafile European Values Survey 1999 and World Values Survey 2000. File name: WVSEVS_sb_v4.sav, 2004
Source:
http://www.worldvaluessurvey.org

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Germany, 1999
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 4
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2036
Non Response:
58
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 say that you are ...
4  very happy
3  pretty happy
2  not too happy
1  not happy at all
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-h
Remarks:
Question in German refers to current happiness (code c), while the time frame in the standard WVS item is unspecified (code u).

Original scale has been reversed for better interpretation. In weighted sample (Halman, 2001)  M: 3,03;  SD:0,62
Page in publication:
a008
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.6%,   2: 12.9%,   3: 64.6%,   4: 19.2%   (total 98.3%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.03 6.77
SD:
0.63 2.08
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Page in publication:
a170
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.6%,   2: 0.5%,   3: 2.5%,   4: 3.6%,   5: 4.8%,   6: 9.2%,   7: 16.8%,   8: 28.3%,   9: 20.9%,   10: 12%   (total 99.2%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.61 7.34
SD:
1.79 1.99