Findings on happiness in Myers & Liu (2013): study US 2012

Author(s)Myers, R.; Liu, D.
TitleIn U.S.women Veterans rate Lives better than Men.
SourceThe Gallup Organization, april 2013
PublicVeterans, United States, 2012
Collect periodJan. - Dec.
Survey nameGallup poll
 Gallup Healthways Survey.
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =48690
 353561 Americans interviewed; 48690 were veterans; based on data collected as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
RemarksMale veterans 6.8, Female veterans 6.9
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
VeteransM12aa01Earlier in armed force
VeteransG01aaSex (male vs female), also classified as above ↑