Sunday, June 2, 2013

'Happiness Index' Plummets in US for Hispanics, Blacks and Recent College Grads...

Only a third of U.S. adults say they are very happy, according to a new survey, reports UPI.

A Harris Poll of 2,345 U.S. adults surveyed online April 10-15 by Harris Interactive found certain groups, such as minorities, recent graduates and the disabled, trended downward in the last couple of years.

"Our happiness index offers insight into what's on the minds of Americans today and is a reflection of the state of affairs in our country," Regina Corso, senior vice president of the Harris Poll, said in a statement. "While the attitudes on the economy may be improving, we're seeing that this is not translating into an improvement in overall happiness."

Americans earning under $50,000 per year were less likely to qualify as very happy than in 2011. Among those earning less than $35,000, only 29 percent were very happy versus 33 percent since the index was last calculated 2 years ago.  Among those earning between $35,000-$49,999, the number of very happy has plunged from 35 percent to 32 percent.

(ht Drudge)

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