Does money buy happiness?
Does money buy happines? According to the biggest study ever to examine the link between money and happiness, higher income clearly makes people rate their lives as better, no matter whether they live in California or Calcutta. The survey of more than 136,000 people in 132 countries found that general satisfaction with one's life was surprisingly strongly correlated with income, but the survey also found that day-to-day feelings were much more strongly influenced by factors other than money, such as a sense of respect and autonomy, having reliable friends and family, and satisfying work.
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June 30, 2010; 8:26 PM ET
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