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

Author(s)Taylor, P.; Craighill, P.; Funk, C.
TitleAre We Happy Yet?
SourcePEW Research Center, A Social Trends Report, 2006, Washington DC, USA
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
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication1
DKNA %1.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.731.90

Scores in123

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 ↑