November 3, 2010

Are We Happy Yet?

Partisan Differences, Not Ideology, Predict Happiness

Even after controlling for ideology, Republicans are happier than Democrats.

Cite this publication: . “Are We Happy Yet?.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (February 13, 2006), accessed on July 23, 2014.

Some of us are happier than others, and this variance helps to paint a portrait of the kind of people Americans are. It also casts doubt on some of the famous wisdom on the subject.