Findings on happiness in Helliwell et al. (2019a): study CD 2017

Author(s)Helliwell, J.F.; Huang, H.; Wang, S.
TitleOnline dataset to chapter 2 'Changing World Happiness' in the World Happiness Report 2019
SourceHelliwell, J., Layard, R., & Sachs, J. (2019). World Happiness Report 2019, New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Public15+ aged general public, Congo (Kinshasa), 2017
Survey nameGallupWorldPoll2017
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =1000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
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 labelLife ladder
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.642.64