November 3, 2010

Are We Happy Yet?

Sunbelt Residents Are Happier

Those living in the sunbelt are happier, on average, than those elsewhere in the nation.

Notes: U.S. Census definition of sunbelt includes 9 counties in CA, 1 county in NV, and all of NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, TN, AR, OK, TX, NM, AZ

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.