Findings on happiness in Taylor (2008): study US 2008

Author(s)Taylor, P.
TitleRepublicans: Still Happy Campers.
SourcePEW Research Center, 2008, Washington DC, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 2008
Collect period10
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =2260
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentNot available
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report 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 labelPartisan Happiness Gap
Page in publication1
RemarksComputed by WDH team on the assumption that number of respondents in both groups are equal.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Partisan Happiness Gapshow  Current political (party) preference