Happiness More About Schools and Climate Than Family and Friends

A new survey reveals that people feel external factors like weather and stable jobs have more of an effect on their happiness than more personal factors like religion and family.

"Researchers found that states that are ranked highly in objective quality-of-life measures (Wyoming, South Dakota, and Arkansas) also have the highest average levels of self-reported satisfaction.

While some might wonder why a large, costly study is needed to show what sounds like common sense, key research experts say this is the first time that research has combined the two variables – objective and subjective – in ways that can aid public policy makers, real estate agents, community builders, and others in tangible ways."

Full Story: Is happiness linked to quality-of-life factors like climate?
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Michael Lewyn's picture
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Climate?

I don't think Wyoming and South Dakota have particularly good climates- so the headline clearly doesn't match the story!

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