Wednesday, June 20, 2007

U.S. vs Europe

Would you rather be a random American or a random European? Here is one possible answer:
Americans tend to score better than Europeans on most happiness surveys. For example, according to the 2002 International Social Survey Programme across 35 countries, 56% of Americans are "completely happy" or "very happy" with their lives, versus 44% of Danes (often cited in surveys as the happiest Europeans), 35% of the French and 31% of Germans.
From Arthur Brooks.