Table 2 Estimated recent global trends and distribution

From: Feasible future global scenarios for human life evaluations

  (1) Life today (2) −Affect (3) +Affect (4) Log(GDP/capita) (5) Life expectancy (6) Giving (7) Freedom of choice (8) Corruption (9) Social support
Global trend (country weights): 2P .003 .002 .0002 .018 .29 −.0004 .004 .002 −.002*
(.005) (.0006) (.0005) (.002) (.020) (.001) (.0010) (.0009) (.0006)
Global trend (country weights): annual −.002 .002 −8e−05 .015 .27 −.0006 .003* .002 −.002
(.006) (.0006) (.0006) (.002) (.022) (.001) (.001) (.0009) (.0007)
Global trend (pop’n weights): 2P −.006 .002 .0002 .037 .25 −.0006 .004* .003* −.0007
(.023) (.002) (.0008) (.009) (.023) (.002) (.001) (.001) (.0009)
Global trend (pop’n weights): annual −.012 .003 −.0003 .033* .22 −.002 .003 .004 −.001
(.025) (.002) (.0009) (.011) (.026) (.003) (.002) (.001) (.0009)
Fraction p ≤.05: 2P .32 .23 .18 .76 1.00 .27 .27 .34 .21
Fraction p ≤.05: annual .29 .31 .25 .81 .98 .30 .33 .31 .26
10th %ile: 2P −.073 −.005 −.008 −.003 .12 −.016 −.008 −.013 −.008
10th %ile: annual −.099 −.005 −.009 −.004 .12 −.018 −.010 −.018 −.012
30th %ile: 2P −.017 −.002 −.002 .008 .16 −.006 −.002 −.006 −.003
30th %ile: annual −.037 −.0006 −.003 .009 .16 −.007 −.002 −.009 −.004
50th %ile: 2P .006 .001 .0006 .017 .22 −.001 .002 −.003 −.001
50th %ile: annual −.0002 .003 .0009 .020 .23 −.003 .004 −.003 −.001
70th %ile: 2P .034 .005 .003 .028 .32 .004 .011 .001 .0006
70th %ile: annual .031 .009 .005 .029 .33 .003 .011 .002 .003
90th %ile: 2P .077 .010 .009 .043 .55 .016 .017 .010 .006
90th %ile: annual .086 .018 .012 .047 .51 .017 .021 .011 .010
  1. The first four rows show estimated global trends for the period 2005–2016 and between the periods 2005–2007 and 2014–2016. The 2P versions of the five quantiles of the across-countries distributions are used to build our future scenarios
  2. Significance: .1%, *1% 5%, 10%