Monday, February 27, 2006

Who's Really Happy?

The Pew Research Center released an interesting study a couple of weeks ago on the happiest people in America. They surveyed 3,014 adults on their level of happiness. Here are a few of the survey results:

47% of conservative Republicans describe themselves as "very happy," compared with 28% of liberal Democrats. (This number flunctuates somewhat depending on which political party is in power.)

34% of Americans overall describe themselves as "very happy."

43% of married people are very happy, compared with 24% of single people.

43% of those who attend church at least once a week are very happy, compared with 26% who seldom or never attend church. (Hey Chrissy, sounds like a great sermon topic for Tom!)

37% of parents with children younger than 18 are very happy; 29% of those who are childless are very happy.

35% of men are very happy, compared to 33% of women.

The survey has a margin of error of 2%.

To find online articles about this survey, click here:

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