Married, Religious, Upper Income Adults Most Satisfied with Personal Lives

A recent survey found that married U.S. adults, adults with annual incomes of $100,000 or more, and adults who attend religious services weekly report being the most satisfied with their personal lives. found.

Gallup polling reports show that a majority of Americans in every major demographic subgroup are at least somewhat satisfied with their lives, but a majority say they are very satisfied. There are only a few groups. “This includes people with annual household incomes of $100,000 or more, married people, people who regularly attend religious services, college graduates, Democrats, and people 55 and older.”

Almost 60 percent (58 percent) of Americans with incomes of $100,000 or more say they are “very satisfied” with their lives, compared to those with incomes of $40,000 to $99,000. 43 percent of Americans have incomes of less than $40,000, and 39 percent of Americans have incomes of less than $40,000.

Additionally, 57 percent of married U.S. adults say they are “very satisfied,” compared to 38 percent of unmarried adults who say they are “very satisfied.” U.S. adults who regularly attend religious services (56 percent weekly) report being more satisfied with their lives than those who rarely attend (41 percent).

By education level, college graduates are more likely than non-university graduates to say they are “very satisfied” (54%).

By party affiliation, Democrats (52%) are more satisfied than Republicans (46%) and independents (44%). Older Americans (55 and older) are also more satisfied than younger Americans (51%).

Overall, the survey found that for the third time in more than 20 years, fewer than half of Americans (47%) say they are “very satisfied” with their personal lives. The lowest on record was her 2011, when 46 percent reported high satisfaction.

According to the poll, “Americans’ personal satisfaction has historically been at its lowest during times of economic uncertainty.” “The 2011 figure of 46% was from a time when the country was still recovering from the 2007-2009 recession, and the other figure below 50% (47%) was at the height of the global economic crisis. The inside was from December 2008.

“Current data comes from Gallup’s National Mood Poll, conducted January 2-22, 2024, which found that Americans’ views on the national economy are also largely negative,” the report said. points out.

Katherine Hamilton is a political reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow her at @thekat_Hamilton.



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