Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Pew Research Center: Are We Happy Yet?

"Americans have always had a thing about happiness. We all have certain unalienable rights, declares our Declaration of Independence, among them 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'

So then, a couple of centuries into the chase, how are we doing?

Alas, only so-so. Just a third (34%) of adults in this country say they're very happy, according to the latest Pew Research Center survey. Another half say they are pretty happy and 15% consider themselves not too happy. These numbers have remained very stable for a very long time."