AZ Snapshot: Happiness

Posted on March 30, 2016 • Category: Happiness



72%

of the world's population smiled yesterday.
The Gallup Positive Experience Index measures life's intangibles – feelings and emotions – that traditional economic indicators like GDP were never intended to measure.

Gallup 2016 Global Emotions Report

Gallup, March 16, 2016

 

WHY IT MATTERS

Gallup measures happiness not by how people SEE their lives but how they LIVE their lives. Five questions make up the Gallup Global Positive Experience Index and, surprisingly, the happiest countries in the world are largely from Latin America. Is there a cultural difference that affects the way we live? The U.S. Index score of 77 ranks 25th worldwide.

 

THE ARIZONA WE HAVE

GALLUP'S POSITIVE EXPERIENCE INDEX: 5 QUESTIONS
In 2015, Arizona’s overall Index score was slightly above the national average.

Did you feel WELL-RESTED yesterday? - Yes

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Where you treated with RESPECT all day yesterday? - Yes

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Did you SMILE or LAUGH a lot of the day yesterday? - Yes

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Did you LEARN something INTERESTING yesterday? - Yes

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Did you feel ENJOYMENT a lot of the day yesterday? - Yes

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OTHER NEWS

 

71 The world scores an average of 71 on the Gallup Positive Experience Index, ranging from a high of 84 in Paraguay to a low of 36 in Syria.
Gallup 2016 Global Emotions Report  
Gallup Analytics, March 16, 2016

 

$75,000 Money makes almost no difference in how someone lives his or her life after reaching an annual income of $75,000.
The Happiest People in the World  
Gallup Analytics, March 16, 2016