Republicans Happier than Democrats

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Pabst, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. Pabst


    By Robert Roy Britt
    LiveScience Managing Editor

    Overall happiness among U.S. residents has not changed much over the years, according to the latest survey by the Pew Research Center that finds 34 percent of adults are very happy.

    Among 3,014 telephone respondents, half reported being pretty happy, and 15 percent said they are not too happy.

    The survey, released this week, points out several disparities based on lifestyle, beliefs and political persuasion:

    Republicans are happier than Democrats.
    People who worship frequently are happier than those who don't.
    The rich are happier than the poor.
    Whites and Hispanics are happier than blacks.
    Married people are happier than the unmarried.
    Dog owners and cat owners rate the same.
    Sunbelt residents are happier than everyone else.
    About 45 percent of Republicans said they were very happy, compared with 30 percent of Democrats. Republicans have been happier in surveys going back to 1972, the Pew study notes.

    The reason might seem obvious, since "Republicans tend to have more money than Democrats, and—as we've already discovered—people who have more money tend to be happier," the report states.

    But even after adjusting for income, poor Republicans are happier than poor Democrats, and rich Republicans are happier than rich Democrats.

    What about religion?

    Forty-three percent of people who attend religious services weekly or more say they're very happy, compared to 26 percent of those who go seldom or never. The Pew analysis does not answer the question of how religion, Republicanism and happiness might be related, however.
  2. Arnie


    No wonder............
  3. Pabst


    Republicans are livers.

    Democrats are bitchers.
  4. No wonder you're all so bilious.

  5. Republicans tend to be the movers and shakers of society and commerce. Democrats, unfortunately, tend to be the critics, complainers, blame shifters and less successful. It's little wonder that their negative mindset results in perpetual despair. Every time I hear a Democrat on television I change the channel because I am sick of their loser attitudes. Many of them tend to be yellowbelly cowards when it comes to fighting evil and defending our nation. There are exceptions, of course, but I think most of them have a negative view of life. I agree with General George Patton that liberal democrat politicians are the lowest form of humanity. Arnie, that photgraph was hilarious.
  6. Are you sure you did not miss anyone?

  7. I guess you are right. Bill Gates and Buffett are stinking losers. They give a significant portion of ther their money to charity instead of hording it. They seem to support Democrats rather than the repugniklans... that definitely makes them less successful :D
  8. Arnie


    Yuo're right! I did miss a few.....Democrats!!

    Bawhahahahahahaha!!!!:D :D
  9. Yea, Warren Buffett, he's a democrat alright . . . often during his four decades as a CEO. . .
  10. maxpi


    Republicans don't read the dismal, dismal, uninforming liberal press.
    #10     Jul 3, 2006