The Monkey Cage: Happiness

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/20/2013

More on those happy conservatives

Different slices of the data show different patterns.

By Andrew Gelman  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Data, General Social Survey, Happiness

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 12/19/2013

No, Arthur Brooks: Conservative women are not ‘particularly blissful’

There’s another mistake in Arthur Brooks’s recent New York Times column.

By Andrew Gelman  |  10:43 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happiness

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 12/18/2013

‘None, it seems, are happier than the Tea Partiers . . .’ Umm, maybe not.

Arthur Brooks claimed that people at the extremes are happier than political moderates. But data from the General Social Survey contradict this claim.

By Andrew Gelman  |  10:26 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  General Social Survey, Happiness, Tea Party