Findings on happiness in Myers & Diener (2018): study US 1972

Author(s)Myers, D.G.; Diener, E.
TitleThe Scientific Pursuit of Happiness.
SourcePerspectives on Psychological Science, 2018, Vol. 13, 218 - 225
Publicgeneral public, U.S.A., 1972-2014
Last assesment2014
Survey nameNORC GGS 1972-2014
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =57226
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarkscummulative data file 1972-2014
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelreligious engagement
Page in publication222
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
frequency of religious-service attendanceshow  Current religious practices