Findings on happiness in Taylor et al. (2006): study US 2005

Publication
Author(s)Taylor, P.; Craighill, P.; Funk, C.
TitleAre We Happy Yet?
SourcePEW Research Center, A Social Trends Report, 2006, Washington DC, USA
URLHTTP://pewresearch.org/pubs/301/are-we-happy-yet
Investigation
PublicAdults, general public, USA, 2005
Collect period10-11
Survey nameINT-PEW survey 2005
SampleProbability simple random sample
 Sample of telephone users
Respondents N =3014
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: Generally speaking; how would you say, you are these days.....? 1 very happy 2 pretty happy 3 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication1
DKNA %1.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.357.62
Standard deviation0.731.90

Scores in123
%15.034.050.0

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Age in Yearsshow  Current age (in years)
Area of Residenceshow  Climate
Area of Residenceshow  Region in USA, also classified as above ↑
Childrenshow  Age of children
Childrenshow  Children in the household, also classified as above ↑
Childrenshow  Current parental status, also classified as above ↑
Childrenshow  Single parent, also classified as above ↑
Church Attendenceshow  Participation in church
Ethnicityshow  Ethnic status in the USA
Family Incomeshow  Household income
Gendershow  Sexe: male (vs female)
Healthshow  Self-perceived health
Immigrant generationshow  Migration generation
Locationshow  Rural dwelling (vs urban)
Marital Statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
pet ownersshow  Current pets
Political Party Affiliationshow  Current political (party) preference
Rushed in Daily Lifeshow  Perceived time-pressure
Rushed in Daily Lifeshow  Relaxed (vs stressful), also classified as above ↑
work statusshow  Current employment status
work statusshow  Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑