November 3, 2010

Are We Happy Yet?

Differences in Happiness by Employment Status Hold for Men But Not Women

Working men and women are about equally likely to be very happy, as are retired men and women. However, women not working for pay are much more likely to be very happy than men in that situation.

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.