In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Daily Dose", Bailey Mosier examines a survey that claims that Americans are happier now than ever before. Are you happy?
Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.
According to a new Gallup study, Americans are the happiest they've been since 2008, coming in with a 79.9 emotional health index score.
The researchers conducted 30,000 interviews every month between 2008 and 2012 and asked participants to answer a number of questions about their emotions over the previous day, including: whether they experienced worry, enjoyment or stress; whether they experienced sadness or happiness; whether they learned something interesting or participated in something interesting; whether they smiled or laughed; whether they were angry; whether they were treated with respect; and whether they were diagnosed with depression.
Improvements in emotional health correlate with improved standards of living, as well as economic confidence and researchers say that we’re the happiest we’ve been since Gallup started surveying Americans in 2008.
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