Findings on happiness in Flavin & Keane (2012): study US 2000

Author(s)Flavin, P.; Keane, M.J.
TitleLife Satisfaction and Political Participation: Evidence from the United States.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2012, Vol. 13, 63 - 78
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s10902-011-9250-1
Public18+ aged, general piblic USA, 2000
Survey nameUS-ANES 2000
 two parts of interviews: pre-election (68 mins, between September 5 and November 6) and post-election (64 mins, betweenNovember 8 and December 18). The total sample included 2 984 eligible persons: 1 807 pre-election interviews. 1 555 post-election ones. The paper applied a post-election part of survey.
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =1548
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 face-to-face by traditional area probability sampling; telephone by RDD sampling (Random digit dialing)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question : "On the whole, how satisfied would you say you are with your way of life today.......?" 3 very satisfied 2 fairly satisfied 1 not very satisfied
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication67
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.571.61

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Political participationshow  Political participation
Political protestshow  Participation in demonstrations
Votingshow  Voting