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Surprise, Less Happiness During Pandemic

Since 1972, the General Social Survey has asked people about their happiness. It never changed much — until 2020 happened.Read More

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Happiness and Health

If only there were a way to keep more people more healthy. That would be nice. Read More

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What Makes People the Most Happy

It's in the details of 100,000 moments. I analyzed the crowd-sourced corpus to see what brought the most smiles. Read More

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Mapping happiness

Gallup surveyed Americans about their well-being across various factors. National Geographic gets into some of the geographic breakdowns. While Gallup’s survey doesn’t attempt to explain why individuals feel the way they do, it does expose some commonalities among the lives of Americans. Respondents from the lowest ranked states were more likely to report worse physical and financial health: They were more likely to smoke, be obese, and have little interest...

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