Best-worst possible life (life satisfaction)

Average response to question "Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?". Also called Cantril ladder of life.

Unit of Measurement: 

Ordinal score on a scale of 0-10

Description to get data: 

Note that data from prior to 2005 is from other surveys, not from Gallup World Poll.

Type of Indicator source: 

  • Business