Findings on happiness in Helliwell et al. (2015): study CO 2007

Author(s)Helliwell, J.F.; Huang, H.; Wang, S.
TitleThe Geography of World Happiness.
SourceWorld Happiness Report 2015, Chapter 2, 12 -41
Public15+ aged general population,Colombia, 2007
Survey nameGallupWorldPoll2007
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =997
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
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.
Author's labelCantril Ladder
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.442.44