Findings on happiness in Saad (2004): study US 2003 /1

Author(s)Saad, L.
TitleA Nation of Happy People. Most Happy and Satisfied with Their Lives.
SourceGallup Poll News Services, 5 January 2004, Gallup Organization, Washington DC, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 2003
Collect period12
 December 11-14th
Survey nameGallup poll
SampleProbability simple random sample
 Respondents were randomly selected adults from across the nation. 95% confidence that the maximum error attributable to sampling and other random effects is 3 percentage points.
Respondents N =1011
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are.....? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication1
DKNA %0.8
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.581.57

Scores in123

Full textSelf report on single question: In general, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way things are going in your personal life at this time? Are you 4 very satisfied 3 somewhat satisfied 2 somewhat dissatisfied 1 very dissatisfied
Author's labelsatisfaction with own life
DKNA %1.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.792.02

Scores in1234

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Gendershow  Sexe: male (vs female)
Incomeshow  Current income level (unspecified)
Incomeshow  Current income level (unspecified)
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
Political Party IDshow  Current political (party) preference
Raceshow  Ethnic status in the USA