Findings on happiness in Eurobarometer (1975a): study IT 1975

Publication
Author(s)Eurobarometer,
TitleEurobarometer, European Men and Women. A Comparison of their Attitudes to Some of the Problems Facing Society.
SourceEuropean Commission,1975, Brussels, Belgium
URLhttp://aei.pitt.edu/10640/
Investigation
Public15+ aged, general public, Italy, 1975
Collect period5
Survey nameGallup poll
 Special survey on the occasion of womens year, commisioned by the EU, using items from Eurobarometer survey 3
SampleNot available
 Probability area sample post stratified by age, sex and occupation on the basis of census data.
Respondents N =1043
Non Response-
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report 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
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.585.36
Standard deviation0.772.08

Scores in1234
%10.028.052.07.0

Full textSelf report on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean1.615.69
Standard deviation0.601.56

Scores in123
%44.048.06.0

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Male sexshow  Sexe: male (vs female)
Married vs. never marriedshow  Married vs never married
Married vs. widowed, divorced or separatedshow  Still-married vs broken marriage (widowed + separated + divorced)
Never married vs. widowed, divorced or separatedshow  Vs formerly married (widowed + divorced+ separated)