Happiness on the Decline

Who knows, maybe America's eligible for a bailout?

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  • 1992: The last time American satisfaction ratings were as low as they are now
  • 84.5: Average percentage of Americans satisfied with their lives over the past four years
  • 80: Current percentage of Americans satisfied with their lives
  • 13,672,109: 4.5 percent of the U.S. population—the difference between the previous two figures
  • 47: Percentage of Americans "very satisfied" with their lives, the lowest in eight years

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Sources: Gallup, CIA Factbook