Findings on happiness in Cummins et al. (2003c): study AU 2002

Author(s)Cummins, R.A.; Eckersley, R.; Lo, S.K.; Okerstrom, E.
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index. Survey 6, Report 6.0. The Wellbeing of Australians. Impact of the Impending Iraq War.
SourceAustralian Centre on Quality of Life, 2003, Melbourne, Australia.
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
Collect period8
Survey nameAU-WI Survey 4
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =1986
Non Response70
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Thinking about your own life and personal circumstances, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 neutral 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied First item in Cummins' 'Personal Well-being Scale' (labels used until 2005)
Page in publicationA 2
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.721.72