January 27, 2009

GOP Leads … in Happiness

37%

More Republicans (37%) than Democrats (25%) say they are “very happy.”

While much has been made of joyous Democrats in the aftermath of the 2008 election, the truth is Republicans are the happier party. Even with their party facing a difficult election, 37% of Republicans said they were “very happy” in an October Pew survey compared with 25% of Democrats. And this is nothing new. In fact, since the General Social Survey first asked the question in 1972, Republicans have always been happier than Democrats. But the current gap is among the largest on record. Read More