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Weather and Happiness

a PSC Research Project [ARCHIVE DISPLAY]

Investigator:   Miles Kimball

Miles Kimball has formed a collaboration with the Princeton University to collect high-frequency happiness data on the Surveys of Consumers. In particular, he hopes to see partisan reactions of happiness to the 2008 presidential election, and so plan to use these other funds to buy data on political preferences in October and November 2008, as well as six months earlier in April and May 2008 for those who will be interviewed again in October and November. There are some hints from the data we looked at on the 2006 elections that (perhaps temporary) shifts in the political alignment of chronically unhappy people may be important in swinging elections that he hopes to follow up by actually having panel data on political preferences.

In addition, there are some interesting things to say about the relationship of the happiness index and the index of consumer sentiment that he will explore.

Funding Period: 08/01/2007 to 01/31/2011

Country of Focus: USA

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