Findings on happiness in Prime Minister's Office (1985): study US 1977

Author(s)Prime Minister's Office,
TitlePublic Opinion Survey on the Life of the Nation.
SourceForeign Press Center, August 1985, Tokyo, Japan
PublicTwens, United States, 1977
Survey nameWorldYouthSurvey 2
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =2116
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "Now I would like to ask you how you feel about life in general. Please look at this card carefully and pick out the answer that comes closest to your own feeling. 5 I am very happy and hopeful 4 I am more happy and hopeful than sad and worried 3 I am neither happy and hopeful, nor sad and worried 2 I am more sad and worried than happy and hopeful 1 I have sometimes been hopeless about life, and even thought about committing suicide
Page in publication11
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation