November 3, 2010

Are We Happy Yet?

Young Adulthood May be Idealized But It’s Not Happier

There are modest differences in happiness by age. Adults under 30 are less likely to be very happy.

Cite this publication: . “Are We Happy Yet?.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (February 13, 2006) http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2006/02/13/are-we-happy-yet/, 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.