World is a happier place than it was before the financial crisis began

201202251832 Research company Ipsos asked 19,000 adults in 24 countries how happy they are. Turns out they are pretty happy, even (especially?) people in poor countries.

Some 77% of respondents now describe themselves as happy, up three points on 2007, the last year before the crisis. Fully 22% (up from 20%) describe themselves as very happy—a more important measure, says Ipsos's John Wright, since whenever three-quarters of people agree on anything, "you need to pay attention to intensity in the results."

Economist: A poll contradicts what we thought we knew about income and happiness (Via Neatorama)