Findings on happiness in MacRae & Carlson (1980): study US NorthCarolina 1971

Author(s)MacRae, D.; Carlson, J.R.
TitleCollective Preferences as Predictors of Interstate Migration.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1980, Vol. 8, 15 - 32
Public18+ aged, general public, North Carolina, USA, 1977
Survey nameNot available
 1971 North Carolina Survey
SampleNot available
 Simple random probability sampling: a randomnized list of telephone numbers was used
Respondents N =1081
Non ResponseAbout 25%
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days? Would you say you are..........? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelSelf-reported happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Preference to live in own stateshow  Attitudes to region of residence