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Weather as a transient influence on survey-reported satisfaction with life

Barrington-Leigh, Christopher P (2008): Weather as a transient influence on survey-reported satisfaction with life.

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Abstract

Local weather conditions experienced by survey respondents on the day of the interview are used to assess the size of any bias resulting from transient affective influences on subjective response data and to test the validity of statistical inference about the determinants of subjective well-being.

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