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Survey Says! Older People are Happier People

Maintaining social connections is an important part of being happy, study says. Maintaining social connections is an important part of being happy, study says.

by: Ben Dimond

     A recent study by the University of Chicago suggests the oldest Americans are the happiest Americans. The study found that older Americans are more content with what they have.

     Many older people say that they are happier now than ever before because they are able to lead a stress free life now. The study found that one important key to happiness was having an active social life.

     The study was based on face to face interviews with 28,000 Americans aged 18 to 88 from 1972 to 2004.

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