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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Study: People Who Live In Rural Towns Are Happier Than Those In Big Cities

A recent study conducted on those who live rurally as opposed to those who live in big cities suggests that people residing in rural areas are in fact happier. The reason? It might surprise you, but it shouldn’t.

The Canadian study was conducted by a team of researchers from the Vancouver School of Economics and McGill University. The goal of the study was to find out the happiness levels of 400,000 Canadians. Using the responses and by cross-referencing them with other survey data, they were able to identify which factors actually bring happiness to people. Rural people are happier than city dwellers.

Why? Because simply: their lives are more simple. According to Natural News, it wasn’t even close either. Those who live more rurally are about eight times happier than their city-dwelling counterparts. This was measured using responses from the participants when they were asked to rate “how satisfied” they are with their lives. On a scale of one to 10, the average score ranged from 7.04 to 8.94.

According to the study’s authors, the findings made it obvious that “Life is significantly less happy in urban areas.” This is mostly due to the fact that living in busy cities may also mean it’s more difficult to connect with family and friends.



Anonymous said...

Probably has something to do with not having a bunch of Section 8 welfare leeches and gangs of "teens" for neighbors.

Anonymous said...

How the hell could anybody be happy living in Baltimore?

Anonymous said...

The City was different when I lived there. This place is nothing to brag about. The traffic the suburban retail sprawl. It's not all that aw shucks down home Mayberry that people seem to think it is. It has all the charm and culture of Glen Burnie on a Thursday night. You might be happier but you'll be bored to death.

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