Findings on happiness in Mellander et al. (2011): study ZZ 2009

Author(s)Mellander, C.; Florida, R.; Rentfrow, P.J.
TitleThe Creative Class, Post-Industrialism and The Happiness of Nations.
SourceCambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 2012, Vol. 5, 31 - 43
Public15+ aged, 66 nations, 2009
 Suvey is based on 1000 interviews per country in 150 countries; represents 95% of world's adult population; when matching with life satisfaction and other variables 66 countries remain (excluding Africa).
Survey nameGallupWorldPoll2009
SampleProbability area sample
Respondents N =1000
 1000 interviews per country; 150 countries.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
 Interview: face to face in other countries
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 0 dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication34
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.00

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Creative classO01ac01Occupational level
GDP per capitaN04ab01aGnp per capita (raw)
Human capitalN02ab02aLiteracy in nation
Manufacturing classO01ac01Occupational level
Service classO01ac01Occupational level