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Americans Feel Good About Life

Two-Thirds Feel That Life Is Good

Two-out-of-three Americans (68%) rate their own life as good or excellent. A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,204 Adults conducted May 18, 2006 found that 22% rate their own life as fair while 9% say poor.

Retired Americans are less likely than working Americans to rate their own life as excellent. Among those who are working, 44% of Entrepreneurs say their life is excellent. That view is shared by 34% of Government workers and 29% of those who work for a private sector employer. Only 24% of retirees share that level of optimism.

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