NEWSWEEK: This Was the Lowest Point in U.S. History in Terms of Nation's Happiness

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"The nation's well being—which is about life satisfaction and not just happiness—is affected by major events," Cary Cooper, a Professor of Organizational Psychology & Health at Manchester University who was not involved in the research, told Newsweek.

The data stops in 2009 but Cooper expects had it continued, it is likely that it would have shown that levels of happiness in the U.K. have declined following three years of Brexit stagnation.

And the U.S.? "In the US, I should think the divisiveness you have because of [President Donald] Trump would probably cause life satisfaction to drop," said Cooper.

Period14 Oct 2019

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  • TitleThis Was the Lowest Point in U.S. History in Terms of Nation's Happiness
    Media name/outletNewsweek
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date14/10/19
    Description"The nation's well being—which is about life satisfaction and not just happiness—is affected by major events," Cary Cooper, a Professor of Organizational Psychology & Health at Manchester University who was not involved in the research, told Newsweek. The data stops in 2009 but Cooper expects had it continued, it is likely that it would have shown that levels of happiness in the U.K. have declined following three years of Brexit stagnation. And the U.S.? "In the US, I should think the divisiveness you have because of [President Donald] Trump would probably cause life satisfaction to drop," said Cooper.
    URLhttps://www.newsweek.com/lowest-point-us-history-happiness-vietnam-war-1465025
    PersonsCary Cooper

Keywords

  • mental health
  • happiness