Findings on happiness in Berg (2010): study US Maryland 1990

Author(s)Berg, M.C.
TitleGeluk in Landen: Een Empirische Studie naar Condities voor een Gelukkige Samenleving. ( Happiness in Nations. An Emperical Study of Conditions for a Happy Society).
SourceDoctoral Thesis Department of Social Science, Erasmus University, 2010, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Public18+ aged, general public, Maryland region, United States, 1990
Survey nameUS-GSS 1972-2006
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =13660
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksInhabitants of this state were selected from 26 pooled samples in the period 1972-2006. Each of these samples are representative for the USA, but the selection may not be quite representative for this state.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.621.62

Scores in123