(PRWEB) December 13, 2012
Tellwut’s online poll asked people to say what makes them happy. Having a Significant Other ranked as the number one source of happiness, with 49% of respondents listing it in their top five. The remaining four were A Good Night’s Sleep, Money, Close Friendships and Children. However, when divided along gender lines the results changed significantly. Children were the number one source of happiness for 56% of women, narrowly edging out Significant Other and a Good Night’s Sleep. Money dropped to fourth place with 47% of women listing it in the top five. Close Friendships filled the fifth spot with Pets a very close sixth. For men, 47% listed their Significant Other tied with Money as being equally important, and then, in descending order of importance; Sex, a Good Night’s Sleep and Exercise. Children were relegated to seventh in the list.
When it came to relationship status, 67% of married respondents listed both Children and Significant Other equally as the number one source of happiness in their lives, while single people ranked a Good Night’s Sleep and Money as their biggest feel-good factors. When looking at happiness factors by age group, Money rose to the number two spot for people earning under $30k but dropped to fourth for anyone with an income over $30k. Money increased again in relative importance once income levels increased above $60k.
Most surprising in these statistics was that women placed their children first and partner second while men had a first place tie between their partner and money. While sex ranked third on the happiness scale for men, it did not make it on the top five list for women; with pets even ranking ahead.
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