Findings on happiness in DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US 2005

Publication
Author(s)DDB lifestyle survey,
TitleHappiness in US states
SourceData released on request, June 2000
URLhttp://www.bowlingalone.com
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 2005
Collect period5
Survey namePEW survey 2005
SampleProbability simple random sample
WeightingN
Respondents N =2203
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
DKNA %1.5
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.746.74
Standard deviation2.102.10

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%1.40.51.23.64.717.810.618.121.89.98.9