For Love or Money?
I t turns out money buys a little bit of happiness, but love conquers all.
In a Gallup survey of 1,010 adults, those who were married, at any income level, were as likely, if not more likely, to report being happy and satisfied than even the wealthiest single adults.
While 72% of respondents with incomes of $75,000 or more reported being very satisfied with their personal lives, only 36% of those with annual incomes of $30,000 or less did. And about 64% of married people said they were satisfied with their personal lives, compared with 43% of singles.
In terms of happiness, 56% of married adults in the lowest income bracket reported being very happy, compared with 50% of unmarried adults in the highest bracket.
Those respondents who had both love and money were happiest of all: 67% of married adults in the highest income group said they were very happy.
Source: The Gallup Poll, www.galluppoll.com .