Findings on happiness in Smith (1979): study US 1974 /2

Author(s)Smith, T.W.
TitleHappiness: Time Trends, Seasonal Variations, Intersurvey Differences, and Other Mysteries.
SourceSocial Psychology Quarterly, 1979, Vol. 42, 18 - 30
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1974
Collect period3
Survey nameUS-GSS 74
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =1496
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 deviation0.671.74

Scores in123