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The respondent's self-rated level of happiness 

Below are 70 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 6 types:

[ 3 Category | 4 Category | 5 Category | 6 Category | Likert Scale | Time Period ]

Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.



Category 1:3 Category
 

This question type asks respondent to rate happiness using three categories.

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DEGHAP from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

HAP92O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

HAPPY83 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

HAPPY88 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

LIF1097N from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

SAT1097O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

SAT992 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

VALUEE80 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

HAPPY_1 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

HAPPY_2 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

HAPPY_3 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

Q2 from Muslim American Survey, 2007

HAPPY from Economic Values Survey, 1992

HAPPY from Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

THESEDAY from Survey of American Catholic Priests, 1993

HAPPY5 from Project Canada 1995

LIFE2 from Faith and Community Survey of Four Indianapolis Neighborhoods, 1997

HAPPY3 from Project Canada 1985-90 Panel Study

HAPPY4 from Project Canada 1985-90 Panel Study

HAPPY from Project Canada 1975

HAPPYN from Middletown Area Study, 1979

HAPPY from Middletown Area Study, 1996


Category 2:4 Category
 

This question types asks respondents to rate happiness using four categories.

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HAPPYGN from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 2009

HAPUNHAP from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

V10 from World Values Survey, 2005

RUHAPPY from Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 1998 - Religious Observance Module

HAPPY from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

DAILY18 from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 2004

RUHAPPY from Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2008

HAPPY from Endtime Family (Children of God), 1997


Category 3:5 Category
 

This question type asks respondents to rate happiness using five categories.

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Q79HAPPY from New Family Structures Survey (NFSS)

HAPPYLIF from Spiritual Life Study of Chinese Residents

FEELHAPP from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 1994

HAPPY from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 1999

THESDAYS from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 5 (1995) Respondent File


Category 4:6 Category
 

This question type asks respondents to rate happiness using six categories.

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HAPPY7 from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

HAPORNOT from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

HAPPY2 from Faith and Family in America, 2005


Category 5:Likert Scale
 

This question type asks the respondent his/her level of agreement with a statement about personal happiness.

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HAPPY from Spiritual Well-Being in the United States and Sweden, 1979


Category 6:Time Period
 

This question asks the respondent their level of happiness during a particular period of time

Some questions fit within the "Time Period" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 4 such variants.

[ Ages | Four weeks | Last Week | Last Year ]

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Variant:Ages (Time Period variant)
 

This variant asks respondents about happiness at particular ages.

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HAPPY1 from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Adult Component

HAPPY2 from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Adult Component

HAPPY3 from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Adult Component

HAPPY4 from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Adult Component


Variant:Four weeks (Time Period variant)
 

This variant asks respondent about the last four weeks

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BEENHPPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Church of God (Cleveland, TN) Leader Survey

BEENHPPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Church of the Nazarene Leader Survey

BEENHPPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Leader Survey

BEENHPPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Leader Survey

BEENHPPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, United Church of Christ (UCC) Leader Survey

BEENHPPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, United Methodist Church Leader Survey

BEENHPPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2011, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Associate or Assistant Leader Survey

FEELNG_5 from Pulpit and Pew National Survey of Pastoral Leaders, 2001

FEELHAPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Seventh-Day Adventist, Leaders

BEENHPPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Random Sample Associate Leader Survey

BEENHPPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Random Sample Leader Survey

FEELHAPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Presbyterian Leaders

FEELHAPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, United Church of Christ, Leaders

FEELHAPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Church of the Nazarene Leaders

FEELHAPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Southern Baptist Leaders

FEELHAPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Lutheran Leaders

FEELHAPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, United Methodist Leaders

WK4HAPPY from Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1997 - Spirituality and Health, Clergy

WK4HAPPY from Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1997 - Spirituality and Health, Elders

WK4HAPPY from Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1997 - Spirituality and Health, Members

WK4HAPPY from Presbyterian Panel Survey, Nov 1999 -- Interpersonal Violence, Clergy

WK4HAPPY from Presbyterian Panel Survey, Nov 1999 -- Interpersonal Violence, Elders

WK4HAPPY from Presbyterian Panel Survey, Nov 1999 -- Interpersonal Violence, Member

FEELHAPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Fast-Growing Presbyterian Leaders

FEELHAPY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Racial Ethnic Presbyterian Leaders


Variant:Last Week (Time Period variant)
 

This variant asks respondents about happiness in the last week.

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HAPFEEL from General Social Survey, 1996


Variant:Last Year (Time Period variant)
 

This variant asks respondents about happiness in the last year.

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HAPPY from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Adolescent Component



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