Findings on happiness in Lerner (1958): study ZZ Middle East 1950

Author(s)Lerner, D.
TitleThe Passing of Traditional Society Modernizing the Middle East.
SourceThe Free Press, 1958, New York, USA
PublicAdults, general public, 6 nations Middle East, 1950
 Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Samples in three provinces in each country, stratified by radio-listening, age, sex and urban residence.
Respondents N =1600
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Interviews by native scholars
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, would you say you are.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy.
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
ModernityM14abCurrent modernity
Political extremismP09ab01Political concern
Political extremismP09ad02Preference for: center vs extremes, also classified as above ↑