Findings on happiness in Bonikowska et al. (2013): study CA 2009 /1

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, 2009
 The original survey targets on the Canadian population >= 12 years of age, In the analysis only respondents aged 15+ are included.
Collect period2009
Survey nameCN-CCHS
 2009 survey
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =61673
Non Response27%
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
 Half of the respondents were interviewed by computer-assisted telephone, the other half by computer-assisted personal interview.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 0 very dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication11-13
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.371.37

Scores in012345678910