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Using the variables provided by the General Social Survey (GSS) (2017) website, we ran a frequency analysis based on secondary data previously compiled and stored in the GSS (2017) Cumulative Datafile 1972-2014. We were unable to find questions from the GSS code book that could be correlated to our hypothesis for acceptance or rejection. The closest data that could be analyzed regarded general mental health and feelings of happiness. The dependent variable questions that were utilized for analysis from the GSS codebook were: 45) Now, thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions, how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?(GSS code: MNTLHLTH2) 34) Taken altogether, would you say that you are happy, pretty happy or not too happy? (GSS code: HAPPY) Using a complex data design with a weighted sample (which takes into account the number of adults over 18 years old in a household) the dependent variables HAPPY and MNTLHLTH2 and the variable “sex” were used to prepare a chi-square analysis (see tables 1 and 2). The results yielded a cross-tabulation table demonstrating the frequency distribution of the two variables by gender which showed very little difference between the sexes (see table 3) and then by age (see table 4). The chi…show more content…
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