Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1989b): study ZZ 1965

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleNational Wealth and Individual Happiness.
SourceGrunert, K.G.;Olander, F.;Eds.: "Understanding Economic Behavior", Kluwer Academic, 1989, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 9 - 32
PublicAdults, general public, 9 nations, 1965
 Great Britain, United States, West Germany, Thailand, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, France and Italy.
Survey nameNot available
 Easterlin 1974 (See EASTE 1974/3 in this database) from Gallup World Survey III, 1965, except those for the United States and Japan, which are from Table 8 and the 1958 survey of Japanese national character, respectively.
SampleSelection from general population sample
 Probability samples in 9 nations
Respondents N =10781
 Great Britain: 1179, United States: 3531 (1966), West Germany: 1255, Thailand: 500, Japan: 920 (1958), Philippines: 500, Malaysia: 502, France: 1228, Italy: 1166
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are...? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not too happy
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.020.11

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Real GNP per head 1961N04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc)