Findings on happiness in Gallup (2008): study US 1960

Publication
Author(s)Gallup,
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
SourceThe Gallup Organization, USA
URLhttp://brain.gallup.com/home.aspx
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1960
Collect period1/6-11th
Survey nameGallup poll
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
WeightingY
Respondents N =2595
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: We would like to rate your happiness on this scale. You notice that the 10 boxes on this scale go from the HIGHEST POSITION OF PLUS 5 - or extremely happy - all the way down to the LOWEST POSITION OF MINUS 5 - or extremely unhappy. Please tell me how far up the scale or how far down the scale you would rate HOW HAPPY YOU ARE IN GENERAL? +5 (10) extremely happy +4 +3 +2 +1 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 (1) extremely unhappy
ClassificationO-HL-g-sq-n-10-a
Page in publication#623
DKNA %4.7
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean8.448.27
Standard deviation1.621.80

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%1.20.20.30.91.45.27.328.720.829.1