A new Gallup poll has revealed that today Americans are more satisfied with their personal lives than they have been in decades.
In Trump’s America, nine in ten reported being satisfied with the way things were going in their personal lives, representing a fresh high in Gallup’s polling on the topic since 2003 when 88 percent of Americans reported feeling satisfied with their personal lives.
Gallup conducted its Mood of the Nation survey by telephone calls in January, with a random sample of 1,014 adults living across the country. The survey also revealed a 20-year high in Americans’ confidence in the economy.
Despite the survey not explicitly defining “personal life”, roughly two out of three survey respondents (65 percent) reported a “very” high level of satisfaction with quality of their personal lives. Another 25 percent of those polled reported being satisfied with their personal lives, but used the qualifier “somewhat” instead of “very”.
Interestingly enough, the demographic group which reported being “very satisfied” and “satisfied” the most often were married Republicans with high-incomes, at 95 percent.
In total, 80 percent of Republicans reported being “very” satisfied with their personal lives, whereas just 56 percent of Democrats reported the same. Others who were likely to be unhappy were unmarried adults and those from low-income households.
Satisfaction among varying racial demographics wasn’t particularly pronounced, with 67 percent of whites reporting being “very” satisfied and 59 percent of non-whites reporting the same.
The survey follows President Trump’s State of the Union address where he extolled what he referred to as “the Great American Comeback”.