Table 2 Descriptive statistics of analysed variables

From: Well-being and environmental quality: Does pollution affect life satisfaction?

Variable Description Mean Std. Dev.
Life satisfaction “How satisfied are you with life as a whole?”: 0 (extremely dissatisfied) – 10 (extremely satisfied) 6.32 2.349
Air pollution PM10 annual mean concentration (μg/m3) at respondents’ home addresses 8.287 3.935
Gender Dummy: 1 = Female 1.59 .492
Age Age of respondent in years 49.1 19.489
Lives with husband/wife/partner Dummy: 1 = Lives with husband/wife/partner 1.46 .498
Feeling about household’s income “Feeling about household’s income nowadays” 1 (Living comfortably on present income) – 4 (Very difficult on present income) 2.33 .782
Unemployed and actively looking for job Dummy: 1 = Yes .05 .211
Retired Dummy: 1 = Yes .30 .457
Educational level Years of full-time education completed 12.64 3.393
Born in country Dummy: 1 = Born in country of residence 1.16 .366
How often socially meet with friends relatives or colleagues Discrete: 1 (never) – 7 (every day) 4.20 1.587
Subjective general health Discrete: 1 (very good) – 5 (very bad) 2.56 .888
Religiousness Dummy: 1 = Belonging to a particular religion or denomination 1.74 .438
Satisfaction with government “How satisfied with the national government?”: 0 (extremely dissatisfied) – 10 (extremely satisfied) 4.06 2.374
Satisfaction with democracy “How satisfied with the way democracy works in country?”: 0 (extremely dissatisfied) – 10 (extremely satisfied) 4.98 2.295
Interpersonal trust Most people can be trusted or you can’t be too careful” Discrete: 0 (You can’t be too careful) – 10 (Most people can be trusted) 5.56 2.265