Findings on happiness in Fischer (1973): study US 1968

Author(s)Fischer, C.S.
TitleUrban Malaise.
SourceSocial Forces, 1973, Vol. 52, 221 - 235
PublicAdults, varying age ranges, general public, USA, 1968
Survey nameNot available
 University of Michigan Survey Research Center Election poll.
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Probability sample: double sampling of blacks.
Respondents N =1440
Non Response-
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In general how satisfying do you find the way you are spending your life these days. Would you call it.....? 3 completely satisfying 2 pretty satisfying 1 not very satisfying
Author's labelMalaise
Page in publication226
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.571.71

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Community sizeL13ab02Community size
Community sizeL13ab02bRural vs urban dwelling, also classified as above ↑
Community sizeL13ab02cSub-urban vs urban, also classified as above ↑