Friday, March 19, 2010

American's well being had a good month

Gallup has started tracking American's self-reported well-being on a monthly basis.  As shown in this graph, American had a good month in February.  The trend only covers the last two years, so it's hard to speak of historical changes.  However, I was struck by how few Americans report themselves as suffering.  Most of us are thriving or struggling. 

At a different site, Gallup presents measures of a wide range of indexes, and the overriding theme seems to be one of seasonal effects.  We're less happy and healthy during Winter.... who would have thought!

Thanks Mark!

1 comment:

Aydan said...

Huh, we're a remarkably optimistic bunch, aren't we. This is really interesting, thanks for posting it!