Findings on happiness in Fischer (1973): study US 1963

Publication
Author(s)Fischer, C.S.
TitleUrban Malaise.
SourceSocial Forces, 1973, Vol. 52, 221 - 235
Investigation
PublicAdults, varying age ranges general public, USA, 1963
Survey nameGallup poll
 Gallup national sample.
SampleSelection from general population sample
 Probability sample
Respondents N =1555
Non Response-
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, how happy would you say you are ? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not very happy ("Not at all happy" additional precoded response, added to "not very")
ClassificationO-HL-g-sq-v-3-h
Author's labelMalaise
Page in publication226
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.437.70
Standard deviation0.581.62

Scores in123
%4.448.447.2

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Community sizeL13ab02Community size