Findings on happiness in Bonikowska et al. (2013): study CA 2006

Author(s)Bonikowska, A.; Helliwell, J.F.; Hou, F.
TitleAn Assessment of Life Satisfaction Responses on Recent Statistics Canada Surveys.
SourceAnalytical Studies Research Papers Series, 2013, No. 351, Ontario, Canada
Public15+ aged, general public, Canada, 2006
Collect period2006
Survey nameCN-GSS
 CN-GSS, Cycle20, 2006
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =23608
Non Response32%
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf rating on single question: Please rate your feelings about .. Using this 1 to 10 scale .. Your life as a whole right now 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication10-14
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.641.82

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