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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:

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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

Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days? Would you say you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (DEGHAP)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy49345.8
2) Pretty happy53149.3
3) Not too happy504.6
8) Dont know30.3
Missing956 
TOTAL1,077100.0


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

Taking all things together, how would you say you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAP92O)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy16535.0
2) Pretty happy28861.1
3) Not too happy183.8
Missing1,562 
TOTAL471100.0


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

Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days? Would you say you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPY83)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy55234.7
2) Pretty happy95660.0
3) Not too happy784.9
8) Dont know40.3
9) Refused30.2
Missing440 
TOTAL1,593100.0


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

Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days? Would you say you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPY88)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy56842.4
2) Pretty happy71653.4
3) Not too happy554.1
5) Refused20.1
Missing692 
TOTAL1,341100.0


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

Taking all things together, how would you say you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (LIF1097N)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy9844.5
2) Pretty happy11853.6
3) Not too happy20.9
8) Dont know20.9
Missing1,813 
TOTAL220100.0


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

Taking all things together, how would you say you are, very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (SAT1097O)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy18543.3
2) Pretty happy22953.6
3) Not too happy122.8
9) Refused10.2
Missing1,606 
TOTAL427100.0


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

Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days? Would you say you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (SAT992)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy52944.5
2) Pretty happy60250.6
3) Not too happy554.6
4) Dont know30.3
Missing844 
TOTAL1,189100.0


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

Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days? Would you say you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (VALUEE80)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy90244.4
2) Pretty happy1,04651.5
3) Not too happy834.1
8) Dont know10.0
9) Refused10.0
TOTAL2,033100.0


HAPPY_1 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days--would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPY_1)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy62431.2
2) Pretty happy1,12356.2
3) Not too happy24912.5
8) Dont know40.2
TOTAL2000100.0


HAPPY_2 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days--would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPY_2)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable46423.2
1) Very happy44422.2
2) Pretty happy88144.1
3) Not too happy20010.0
8) Dont know80.4
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL2000100.0


HAPPY_3 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days--would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPY_3)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable72436.2
1) Very happy34417.2
2) Pretty happy74837.4
3) Not too happy1829.1
8) Dont know10.1
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL2000100.0


Q2 from Muslim American Survey, 2007

Generally, how would you say things are these days in your life - would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy306,49925.5
2) Pretty happy671,64555.9
3) Not too happy223,91118.6
Missing46,257 
TOTAL1,202,055100.0


HAPPY from Economic Values Survey, 1992

On the whole, how happy are you: very happy, fairly happy, or not very happy? (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy2,42448.3
2) Fairly happy2,34846.8
3) Not very happy2064.1
4) Dont know/Refused410.8
TOTAL5,019100.0


HAPPY from Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

[For all], taking all things together, how would you say things are these days--would you way youre very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy58146.1
2) Pretty happy60147.7
3) Not too happy786.2
TOTAL1260100.0


THESEDAY from Survey of American Catholic Priests, 1993

Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say youre (THESEDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy44137.9
2) Pretty happy60652.1
3) Not too happy11610.0
TOTAL1163100.0


HAPPY5 from Project Canada 1995

How are things for you these days: very happy, pretty happy or not too happy? (HAPPY5)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy37922.1
2) Pretty happy1,20069.9
3) Not too happy1357.9
9) Varied20.1
TOTAL1716100.0


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

Taken all together, right now, how happy would you say you are? (LIFE2)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy19431.6
3) Pretty happy33254.2
5) Not too happy8013.1
8) Dont know40.7
9) Refused30.5
TOTAL613100.0


HAPPY3 from Project Canada 1985-90 Panel Study

Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days for you? Would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy?: (HAPPY3)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy18024.1
2) Pretty happy51268.5
3) Not too happy547.2
9) Varied10.1
TOTAL747100.0


HAPPY4 from Project Canada 1985-90 Panel Study

Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days for you; would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy or not too happy? (HAPPY4)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy17724.0
2) Pretty happy51169.3
3) Not too happy496.6
TOTAL737100.0


HAPPY from Project Canada 1975

How happy are you nowadays? (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy40221.3
2) Pretty happy1,21664.6
3) Not too happy25913.8
9) Varies60.3
TOTAL1883100.0


HAPPYN from Middletown Area Study, 1979

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days - would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPYN)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy17134.5
2) Pretty happy26453.2
3) Not too happy5911.9
4) Dont know20.4
TOTAL496100.0


HAPPY from Middletown Area Study, 1996

In general, how would you say things are these days-would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy8119.7
2) Pretty happy25962.9
3) Not too happy7217.5
TOTAL412100.0



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

If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole? (v96) (HAPPYGN)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy41921.7
2) Fairly happy1,24164.4
3) Not very happy21911.4
4) Not at all happy402.1
8) Cant choose80.4
97) Dont know00.0
98) Dont want to answer00.0
TOTAL1,927100.0


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

If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are . . . (HAPUNHAP)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable65818.5
1) Very happy1,18433.3
2) Fairly happy1,51742.6
3) Not very happy1604.5
4) Not at all happy371.0
8) Dont know10.0
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL3559100.0


V10 from World Values Survey, 2005

Taking all things together, would you say you are: very happy, quite happy, not very happy, or not at all happy? (V10)
TOTAL%
-3) Not applicable120.0
-2) No answer1460.2
-1) Dont know4650.8
1) Very happy16,74627.6
2) Quite happy32,57553.8
3) Not very happy9,05214.9
4) Not at all happy1,5832.6
TOTAL60579100.0


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

If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole? (RUHAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy30337.3
2) Fairly happy44454.7
3) Not very happy425.2
4) Not at all happy101.2
8) Cant choose131.6
TOTAL812100.0


HAPPY from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

9. All things considered, would you say that you are very happy, happy, not very happy, or not happy at all? (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
0) Not happy at all2530.9
1) Not very happy1,2694.3
2) Happy16,47056.3
3) Very happy11,10238.0
8) Dont know990.3
9) Refused400.1
TOTAL29233100.0


DAILY18 from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 2004

Generally speaking, do you feel happy in your daily life? (DAILY18)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy50126.6
2) Quite happy1,15261.2
3) Not very happy20811.1
4) Very unhappy181.0
97) Dont know or forgot10.1
98) Refuse10.1
TOTAL1881100.0


RUHAPPY from Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2008

If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole? (RUHAPPY)
TOTAL%
-1) Skip, no self completion12610.4
1) Very happy34328.2
2) Fairly happy65053.5
3) Not very happy655.3
4) Not at all happy90.7
8) Cant choose211.7
9) Not answered10.1
TOTAL1215100.0


HAPPY from Endtime Family (Children of God), 1997

If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole? (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy39038.7
2) Fairly happy54854.3
3) Not very happy565.6
4) Not at all happy50.5
5) Cant choose101.0
TOTAL1009100.0



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)

Taking all things together, how happy or unhappy are you with your life these days? (Q79) (Q79HAPPY)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused00.0
1) Very happy00.0
2) Somewhat happy00.0
3) Neither happy nor unhappy00.0
4) Somewhat unhappy00.0
5) Very unhappy00.0
TOTAL0100.0


HAPPYLIF from Spiritual Life Study of Chinese Residents

Do you feel happy about your life overall? Is it very happy, somewhat happy, somewhat unhappy, or very unhappy? (HAPPYLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy2,34933.5
2) Somewhat happy3,29847.0
3) So-so [not read to the interviewee]1,09815.6
4) Somewhat unhappy2393.4
5) Very unhappy290.4
9) Hard to say/dont know [do not read]80.1
TOTAL7021100.0


FEELHAPP from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 1994

Generally speaking, do you feel happy in your life? (FEELHAPP)
TOTAL%
0) Missing or Not applicable50.3
1) Very happy34518.5
2) Happy70938.1
3) Quite happy70938.1
4) Not very unhappy804.3
5) Very unhappy90.5
7) Dont know20.1
9) Refuse30.2
TOTAL1862100.0


HAPPY from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 1999

Generally speaking, do you feel happy in your life? (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
0) Missing or Not applicable10.1
1) Very happy27814.4
2) Happy65133.8
3) Quite happy85244.3
4) Not very unhappy1276.6
5) Very unhappy160.8
TOTAL1925100.0


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

Taken altogether, how would you say things are these days? (THESDAYS)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy4,59442.4
2) Fairly happy4,74643.8
3) Neither happy nor unhappy9608.9
4) Not very happy4143.8
5) Very unhappy1261.2
8) Refused50.0
9) Dont know20.0
TOTAL10847100.0



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

If you were to consider your life, in general, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole? (HAPPY7)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable3,38270.2
1) Completely happy1553.2
2) Very happy66713.8
3) Fairly happy4539.4
4) Neither happy nor unhappy931.9
5) Fairly unhappy320.7
6) Very unhappy160.3
7) Completely unhappy50.1
8) Cannot choose110.2
9) No answer60.1
TOTAL4,820100.0


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

If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole? (HAPORNOT)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable3,33669.2
1) Completely happy1773.7
2) Very happy60212.5
3) Fairly happy56011.6
4) Neither happy nor unhappy801.7
5) Fairly unhappy370.8
6) Very unhappy180.4
7) Completely uhappy30.1
8) Dont know70.1
9) No answer00.0
TOTAL4,820100.0


HAPPY2 from Faith and Family in America, 2005

If you were to consider your life in general, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole completely happy, very happy, fairly happy, neither happy nor unhappy, fairly unhappy, very unhappy, or completely unhappy? (HAPPY2)
TOTAL%
1) Completely happy23921.1
2) Very happy48142.5
3) Fairly happy33029.2
4) Neither happy nor unhappy433.8
5) Fairly unhappy171.5
6) Very unhappy70.6
7) Completely unhappy50.4
8) Dont know/refused90.8
TOTAL1131100.0



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

For each item, indicate the answer that best represents your personal opinion or characteristic. - Right now my life is happy. (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
0) No response40.4
1) I strongly agree.31029.3
2) I agree.48145.5
3) I tend to agree.19318.3
4) I tend to disagree.353.3
5) I disagree.141.3
6) I strongly disagree.141.3
7) In between tend to agree and tend to disagree60.6
TOTAL1057100.0



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

During your life, would you say each of the following has been low, medium, or high? For ages 20-29 - My personal happiness. (HAPPY1)
TOTAL%
1) Low2848.0
2) Medium1,45241.0
3) High1,80250.9
TOTAL3538100.0


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

During your life, would you say each of the following has been low, medium, or high? For ages 30-39 - My personal happiness. (HAPPY2)
TOTAL%
1) Low2046.3
2) Medium1,20537.4
3) High1,81556.3
TOTAL3224100.0


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

During your life, would you say each of the following has been low, medium, or high? For ages 40-49 - My personal happiness. (HAPPY3)
TOTAL%
1) Low1485.8
2) Medium88935.1
3) High1,49359.0
TOTAL2530100.0


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

During your life, would you say each of the following has been low, medium, or high? For ages 50-64 - My personal happiness. (HAPPY4)
TOTAL%
1) Low1005.4
2) Medium54229.0
3) High1,22465.6
TOTAL1866100.0



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

How much of the time during the past four weeks . . . have you been happy? (q77e) (BEENHPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time89.8
2) Most of the time5870.7
3) Some of the time1012.2
4) A little of the time67.3
TOTAL82100.0


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

How much of the time during the past four weeks . . . have you been happy? (BEENHPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time411.8
2) Most of the time2573.5
3) Some of the time411.8
4) A little of the time12.9
TOTAL34100.0


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

How much of the time during the past four weeks: have you been happy? (BEENHPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time3810.8
2) Most of the time23466.3
3) Some of the time6418.1
4) A little of the time154.2
5) None of the time20.6
TOTAL353100.0


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

How much of the time during the past four weeks . . . have you been happy? (BEENHPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time479.7
2) Most of the time33669.3
3) Some of the time7816.1
4) A little of the time204.1
5) None of the time40.8
TOTAL485100.0


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

How much of the time during the past four weeks . . . have you been happy? (q77e) (BEENHPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time139.5
2) Most of the time9367.9
3) Some of the time2820.4
4) A little of the time21.5
5) None of the time10.7
TOTAL137100.0


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

How much of the time during the past four weeks . . . Have you been happy? (Q77E) (BEENHPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time1511.3
2) Most of the time8866.2
3) Some of the time2317.3
4) A little of the time64.5
5) None of the time10.8
TOTAL133100.0


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

How much of the time during the past four weeks . . . have you been happy? (BEENHPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time395.3
2) Most of the time47865.4
3) Some of the time17924.5
4) A little of the time334.5
5) None of the time20.3
TOTAL731100.0


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

The following questions are about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For each question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (Response categories: Was it: (1) all of the time, (2) most of the time, (3) some of time, or (4) a little of the time, or (5) none of the time?) (FEELNG_5)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time17820.2
2) Most of the time60668.7
3) Some of the time8910.1
4) A little of the time70.8
5) None of the time20.2
TOTAL882100.0


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

How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time44.7
2) Most of the time6170.9
3) Some of the time1618.6
4) A little of the time44.7
5) None of the time11.2
TOTAL86100.0


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

How much of the time during the past four weeks . . . have you been happy? (BEENHPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time3511.1
2) Most of the time21166.8
3) Some of the time5918.7
4) A little of the time92.8
5) None of the time20.6
TOTAL316100.0


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

How much of the time during the past four weeks . . . Have you been happy? (BEENHPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time7511.0
2) Most of the time47569.5
3) Some of the time10815.8
4) A little of the time253.7
TOTAL683100.0


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

How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time468.9
2) Most of the time34466.8
3) Some of the time9518.4
4) A little of the time275.2
5) None of the time30.6
TOTAL515100.0


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

How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time198.6
2) Most of the time14666.1
3) Some of the time4520.4
4) A little of the time104.5
5) None of the time10.5
TOTAL221100.0


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

How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time1211.4
2) Most of the time7268.6
3) Some of the time1716.2
4) A little of the time43.8
TOTAL105100.0


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

How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time1512.5
2) Most of the time7965.8
3) Some of the time2218.3
4) A little of the time32.5
5) None of the time10.8
TOTAL120100.0


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

How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time286.9
2) Most of the time28770.9
3) Some of the time7418.3
4) A little of the time153.7
5) None of the time10.2
TOTAL405100.0


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

How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time148.1
2) Most of the time11768.0
3) Some of the time3319.2
4) A little of the time63.5
5) None of the time21.2
TOTAL172100.0


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

THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: have you been a happy person? (WK4HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) None of the time50.4
2) A little of the time503.6
3) Some of the time18513.3
4) A good bit of the time28220.2
5) Most of the time77655.6
6) All of the time977.0
TOTAL1395100.0


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

THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: have you been a happy person? (WK4HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time10610.4
2) Most of the time62261.0
3) A good bit of the time16916.6
4) Some of the time868.4
5) A little of the time292.8
6) None of the time80.8
TOTAL1020100.0


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

THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: have you been a happy person? (WK4HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time9310.6
2) Most of the time48355.0
3) A good bit of the time16719.0
4) Some of the time9811.2
5) A little of the time313.5
6) None of the time60.7
TOTAL878100.0


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

This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. Please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks have you been a happy person? (WK4HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time525.3
2) Most of the time57158.1
3) A good bit of time22623.0
4) Some of the time10710.9
5) A little of the time222.2
6) None of the time50.5
TOTAL983100.0


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

This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. Please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks have you been a happy person? (WK4HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time385.9
2) Most of the time39761.6
3) A good bit of time13420.8
4) Some of the time619.5
5) A little of the time121.9
6) None of the time30.5
TOTAL645100.0


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

This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. Please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks have you been a happy person? (WK4HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time427.7
2) Most of the time30956.7
3) A good bit of time11320.7
4) Some of the time549.9
5) A little of the time244.4
6) None of the time30.6
TOTAL545100.0


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

How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time548.9
2) Most of the time40867.4
3) Some of the time11118.3
4) A little of the time294.8
5) None of the time30.5
TOTAL605100.0


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

How much time during the past four weeks have you been happy? (FEELHAPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time1710.6
2) Most of the time10163.1
3) Some of the time3320.6
4) A little of the time74.4
5) None of the time21.3
TOTAL160100.0



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

Now Im going to read a list of different feelings that people sometimes have. After each one, I would like you to tell me on how many days you have felt this way during the past 7 days. On how many days in the past 7 days have you: D. Felt happy? (HAPFEEL)
TOTAL%
0) 0 days432.9
1) 1 day584.0
2) 2 days946.4
3) 3 days1006.8
4) 4 days15510.6
5) 5 days17912.3
6) 6 days17211.8
7) 7 days65044.5
8) Dont know50.3
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1460100.0



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

How many times during the last 12 months have you done the following - Felt very happy. (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) 0160.6
2) 1-2592.3
3) 3-5923.6
4) 6-91676.5
5) 10-1928411.1
6) 20-3939015.3
7) 40 or more1,54260.5
TOTAL2550100.0




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