November 3, 2010

Are We Happy Yet?

Catholics Who Attend Church More Frequently Are Happier

Catholics who attend church at least weekly are more likely to be very happy than are Catholics who attend services less often. This association between church attendance and happiness also occurs among other religious groups surveyed.

Cite this publication: . “Are We Happy Yet?.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (February 13, 2006), accessed on July 22, 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.