Findings on happiness in Smith (1979): study US 1972 /1

Author(s)Smith, T.W.
TitleHappiness: Time Trends, Seasonal Variations, Intersurvey Differences, and Other Mysteries.
SourceSocial Psychology Quarterly, 1979, Vol. 42, 18 - 30
PublicAdults, general public, United States, 1972
Collect period11
 1972/11 to 1973/2
Survey nameUS-SRC-ELEC
SampleNot available
Respondents N =1056
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Page in publication22
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.561.47

Scores in123