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

Author(s)Myers, D.G.; Diener, E.
TitleThe Scientific Pursuit of Happiness.
SourcePerspectives on Psychological Science, 2018, Vol. 13, 218 - 225
Publicadults, general, multiple nations, years unknown
 data gathering from (Gallup-) surveys across 152 countries
Survey nameGallup World Poll combined waves
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =0
 N: the total from the 152 countries is not reported
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
General remarksyears of data gathering not reported;
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Author's labelthe importance of religion
Page in publication222
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
importance of religionshow  Religiosity (degree)