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Table 3 Basic statistics

From: Surveying happiness in China: comparing measures of subjective well-being

National sample
Happiness xingfu Very/Quite happy Neither Not happy Very unhappy
 WVS 1995 23 61 14 2
 AB 2006 19 40 34 7
 SL 2007 33 47 16 4
 CGSS 2012 16 58 17 10
 BH 2016 16 69 13 2
Happy yukuai Very happy Rather happy Not too happy Not at all happy
 WVS 2007 21 55 19 4
 WVS 2012 16 69 13 1
Satisfied manyi Very satisfied Somewhat satisfied Somewhat dissatisfied Very dissatisfied
 WVS 1990 30 52 15 3
 WVS 1995 28 45 21 7
 WVS 2001 23 45 24 8
 WVS 2007 24 50 19 8
 WVS 2012 18 57 21 3
Happy kuaile Strongly agree/Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
 CHNS 2010 39 29 30 2
 BH 2016 18 72 10 0
Good life haoshenghuo Very good Good Not so good Very bad
 BH 2016 16 66 17 1
Enjoying life xiangshou shenghuo Often Sometimes Rarely Never
 AB 2006 23 52 22 4
Meaning yiyi Very meaningful Meaningful Not so meaningful Meaningless
 BH 2016 24 68 7 0
Urban-only sample
 Ladder of life shenghuo de jieti highest 10, 9, 8 7, 6, 5 4, 3 lowest 2, 1, 0
 Pew 2002 13 62 16 9
 Pew 2005 14 61 17 8
 Pew 2007 17 66 13 4
 Pew 2010 13 73 14 1
  1. This table gives the percentage of responses to happiness questions by data source