Findings on happiness in Bell & Blanchflower (2007): study GB 1975

Publication
Author(s)Bell, D.N.; Blanchflower, D.G.
TitleThe Scots may be Brave but They are neither Healthy nor Happy.
SourceScottisch Journal of Political Economy, 2007, Vol. 54, 166 - 194
URLHTTP://www.nber.org/papers/w11911
Investigation
Public15+ aged, general public, UK 1975-1986,
 Euronbarometer surveys 1975-1979 combined with 1982-1986
Survey nameEU-Eurobarometer7586
SampleProbability multi-stage random
WeightingY
Respondents N =14341
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead? 4 very satisfied 3 fairly satisfied 2 not very satisfied 1 not at all satisfied - Don't know
ClassificationO-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.136.88
Standard deviation0.742.03

Scores in1234
%4.010.056.031.0