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Appendix A: Survey QuestionsWorld Values SurveyLife satisfaction: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole thesedays?Please use this card to help with your answer.1 ‘Dissatisfied’ 2345678910 ‘Satisfied’Financial satisfaction: How satisfied are you with the financial situation of your household? If‘1’ means you are completely dissatisfied on this scale and ‘10’ means you are completelysatisfied, where would you put your satisfaction with your household’s financial situation?1 ‘Dissatisfied’ 2345678910 ‘Satisfied’Happiness: Taking all things together, would you say you are:1 ‘Very happy’2 ‘Quite happy’3 ‘Not very happy’4 ‘Not at all happy’LatinobarometerLife satisfaction: In general terms, would you say that you are satisfied with life?1 = Very satisfied; 2 = Pretty satisfied; 3 = Not very satisfied; 4 = Not satisfied at allFinancial satisfaction: How would you define, in general, the current economic situation ofyourself and your family?Would you say that it is. . .1 = Very good; 2 = Good; 3 = Regular; 4 = Bad; 5 = Very badGallup Survey (China)Life satisfaction: Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way things are going inyour life today?Would you say you are: very satisfied (4), somewhat satisfied (3), somewhatdissatisfied (2), or very satisfied (1)?Life in Nation Survey (Japan)1958 – 1963: How do you feel about your circumstances at home?Please choose one of thefollowing: satisfied, not satisfied not dissatisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or extremelydissatisfied.1964 – 1969: How do you feel about your life at home?Please choose one of the following:completely satisfied, satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or completely dissatisfied.1970 – 1991: How do you feel about your life now?Please choose one of the following:completely satisfied, satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or completely dissatisfied.1992 – 2007: Overall, to what degree are you satisfied with your life now?Please choose one ofthe following: satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or dissatisfied.
Cabinet Office of JapanLife satisfaction: Are you happy with your life overall?1 = Very satisfied; 2 = Satisfied; 3 = Not satisfied or unsatisfied; 4 = Unsatisfied; 5 = NeversatisfiedEurobarometerLife satisfaction: On the whole, how satisfied are you with the life you lead?1 ‘Not at all satisfied’2345678910 ‘Absolutely satisfied’South African Quality of Life Trends Study (Mark Data)Life satisfaction: [1983, 1999 wording], (revised phrasing)Taking all things together in your life, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole thesedays?[On the whole] (Generally speaking) would you say you are very satisfied, satisfied,dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?(neither/nor, don’t know)(At other dates “neither” is the middle item.)Happiness:5 = Very happy; 4 = Fairly happy; 3 = Neither happy nor unhappy; 2 = Fairly unhappy; 1 = Veryunhappy
3Appendix B: Data and Regressions, by CountryThe data sources for the subjective well-being data used here, specific survey dates, and

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Term
Spring
Professor
Miller
Tags
Economics, 1924, 1921, 1918, 1911, WVS, Subjective life satisfaction

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