Again, note the date of the study, at a period of time where liberals had been several years without power, and feeling quite frustrated as a result.In 2006, a public-opinion survey addressing the relation between
political orientation and happiness inspired headlines
and editorials around the world. Specifically, according to the
Pew Research Center, 47% of conservative Republicans in the
United States described themselves as ‘‘very happy,’’ as compared
with only 28% of liberal Democrats (Taylor, Funk, &
Craighill, 2006, p. 16). The conservative columnist GeorgeWill
relished these statistics, writing that ‘‘liberalism is a complicated
and exacting, not to say grim and scolding, creed. And not
one conducive to happiness’’ (Will, 2006).
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Conservatives are happier than liberals. This according to a 2006 Pew Research Center survey cited in a paper published this month in Psychological Science.
But New York University researchers set out to isolate the reasons why right-wingers would have greater subjective well-being than left-wingers.
Again, note the date of the study, at a period of time where liberals had been several years without power, and feeling quite frustrated as a result.
Last edited by Crunch; 08-31-09 at 05:30 PM.