67% Rate Their Life Today as Good or Excellent
Most Americans continue to rate their lives pretty well but see the years under 40 as the best for the majority of people
Sixty-seven percent (67%) of American Adults now rate their own life as good or excellent, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey. That’s up from 61% in October 2010. In May 2006, 68% gave their lives good or excellent marks. Just eight percent (8%) now consider their lives poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on October 12-13, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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