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  • Can money buy happiness? Gallup poll asks, and the world answers

    Life satisfaction and enjoyment of life are two components of happiness. Life satisfaction is more closely associated with income, while positive feelings also depend on other factors, such as feeling respected and connected to others, researchers report.

    Life satisfaction and enjoyment of life are two components of happiness. Life satisfaction is more closely associated with income, while positive feelings also depend on other factors, such as feeling respected and connected to others, researchers report.

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      Life satisfaction and enjoyment of life are two components of happiness. Life satisfaction is more closely associated with income, while positive feelings also depend on other factors, such as feeling respected and connected to others, researchers report.

      Image by Debra Bolgla

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      University of Illinois professor emeritus of psychology Ed Diener, a senior scientist with the Gallup Organization, led a global study of happiness.

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