Everybody’s (Not) Happy Nowadays

According to the General Social Survey (GSS) we are unhappier than we’ve ever been.

“Taken all together, how would you say things are these days–would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy?”

Very happy
Not too happy

For the first time ever there are more ‘not too happy’ responses than ‘very happy’ responses. (Though to be fair the ‘pretty happy’ category has been in the mid-fifties for the last decade.)

The GSS is a venerable representative survey of US adults. (Learn more here if you’re interested.)

(100 Days of Blogging: Post 017 of 100)

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