November 3, 2010

Are We Happy Yet?

Young Men Least Happy

Young men are less likely to be very happy than other men. Among women, there are smaller differences in happiness ratings by age. Women ages 18-29 are less likely to be very happy than women in older age groups, but the differences are not statistically significant.

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.