Gallup: Democrats Much Less Satisfied with Their ‘Personal Life’ than Republicans

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Fascinating concept to ponder. Consider the young father watching Fox/Hannity every night. All riled up before dinner convinced that the "left" was out to waste his taxes, give illegal immigrants free health care, give refugees $200,000 start up money etc...Then consider his neighbor across the street. Watching Maddow say how racist our president is and how the election was stolen, and how could it be that he has not been removed from office. Well folks..Most of us have so much food that we throw at least some of it in the garbage. For the vast majority of humans on earth that would indeed mean "Satisfaction with their personal life".
 

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Democrats are among the demographic groups with the lowest personal satisfaction in their life, while Republicans are among the most satisfied, a Gallup poll revealed Thursday.

Gallup broke its survey sample into 21 different subgroups, and among them Democrats ranked next to lowest in their personal satisfaction level. The only subgroup to express lower personal satisfaction was the demographic of those earning less than $40,000 a year.

Only 56 percent of self-described Democrats said they are “very satisfied” with their personal life, while 86 percent said they were “satisfied.”

Republicans by contrast were the second most satisfied subgroup of the 21, falling only behind the group with a yearly salary of more than $100,000. A full 80 percent of Republicans said they are “very satisfied” with their personal life, and 93 percent said they are “satisfied.”



This should come as no surprise to informed Americans.

It's really difficult to be happy when one lives in a perpetual state of victimization.

And, this isn't the first study by far that has found that religious people are generally more happy than their less-religious peers.
Welfare checks musta been a day late.
 

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Fascinating concept to ponder. Consider the young father watching Fox/Hannity every night. All riled up before dinner convinced that the "left" was out to waste his taxes, give illegal immigrants free health care, give refugees $200,000 start up money etc...Then consider his neighbor across the street. Watching Maddow say how racist our president is and how the election was stolen, and how could it be that he has not been removed from office. Well folks..Most of us have so much food that we throw at least some of it in the garbage. For the vast majority of humans on earth that would indeed mean "Satisfaction with their personal life".

Problem with your "theory". Maddow has never called him a racist or that the election was stolen

And again, Gallup surveyed more Republicans than Democrats

They keep doing that lately.
 
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I guess the point I was trying to make is.... that millions of human beings on Earth are thankful for a handful of rice. Millions of human beings live in a world filled with death and weapons. And I, myself am very thankful to be one of the very small percentage of human beings on Earth that has the ability to discuss how satisfied I am with my "personal life" on a computer. IMHO every person reading these words should be more than "satisfied" with their "personal life".
 
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Problem with your "theory". Maddow has never called him a racist or that the election was stolen

And again, Gallup surveyed more Republicans than Democrats

They keep doing that lately.

link?
 
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Democrats are among the demographic groups with the lowest personal satisfaction in their life, while Republicans are among the most satisfied, a Gallup poll revealed Thursday.

Gallup broke its survey sample into 21 different subgroups, and among them Democrats ranked next to lowest in their personal satisfaction level. The only subgroup to express lower personal satisfaction was the demographic of those earning less than $40,000 a year.

Only 56 percent of self-described Democrats said they are “very satisfied” with their personal life, while 86 percent said they were “satisfied.”

Republicans by contrast were the second most satisfied subgroup of the 21, falling only behind the group with a yearly salary of more than $100,000. A full 80 percent of Republicans said they are “very satisfied” with their personal life, and 93 percent said they are “satisfied.”



This should come as no surprise to informed Americans.

It's really difficult to be happy when one lives in a perpetual state of victimization.


And, this isn't the first study by far that has found that religious people are generally more happy than their less-religious peers.
So glad you like these sorts of polls/studies.

The worlds 10 happiest countries

World's happiest countries
1. Finland
2. Denmark
3. Norway
4. Iceland
5. Netherlands
6. Switzerland
7. Sweden
8. New Zealand
9. Canada
10. Australia


Take note the US is not on that list at all and all of those nations have the very policies YOU CLAIM make people unhappy....so I guess you would be wrong on your ideals on WHY dems are not as happy as repubs. Maybe many of the dems KNOW how good they COULD have it, but dont. The repubs are brainwashed into believing this is the best it gets....like many in N Korea who actually believe the rest of the world is worse off than they are and they are LUCKY to be in the condition they are in!
 
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So glad you like these sorts of polls/studies.

The worlds 10 happiest countries

World's happiest countries
1. Finland
2. Denmark
3. Norway
4. Iceland
5. Netherlands
6. Switzerland
7. Sweden
8. New Zealand
9. Canada
10. Australia


Take note the US is not on that list at all and all of those nations have the very policies YOU CLAIM make people unhappy....so I guess you would be wrong on your ideals on WHY dems are not as happy as repubs. Maybe many of the dems KNOW how good they COULD have it, but dont. The repubs are brainwashed into believing this is the best it gets....like many in N Korea who actually believe the rest of the world is worse off than they are and they are LUCKY to be in the condition they are in!
Missed the topic of this thread altogether, did we ......

The Low/No Information crowd are all the same ..... :rolleyes:
 
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Missed the topic of this thread altogether, did we ......

The Low/No Information crowd are all the same ..... :rolleyes:
Not at all, since we are talking about who is happiest.....and since you try to point to certain programs and stances, the fact that the worlds happiest nations HAVE those programs and stances, you cant make pretend those things make people unhappy.

Why do you think all those nations are happier than the US populace?
 
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