Healthy + Wealthy = Happy

In my final (at least for now) post about happiness, I am examining the link between healthiness, financial security and happiness. We asked 10,000 U.S. consumers if they agreed with these statements:

  • I am typically happy
  • I am financially secure
  • I am healthy

I then examined which groups of consumers are the happiest.

Here’s what we found:

  • Financially secure people are the happiest (92% are happy)
  • Healthiness has a larger impact on happiness than financial security; happy people are more than twice as likely as unhealthy people to be happy .
  • People that are neutral on financial security and healthiness are only a little happier than unhealthy and financially insecure people.

The bottom line: I hope that you are healthy and financial secure!

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I am a customer experience transformist, helping large organizations improve business results by changing how they deal with customers. As part of this focus, I examine strategy, culture, interaction design, customer service, branding and leadership practices. I am also a fanatical student of business, so this blog provides an outlet for sharing insights from my ongoing educational journey. Simply put, I am passionate about spotting emerging best practices and helping companies master them. And, as many people know, I love to speak about these topics in almost any forum. My “title” is Managing Partner of the Temkin Group, a customer experience research and consulting firm that helps organizations become more customer-centric. Our goal is simple: accelerate the path to delighting customers. I am also the co-founder and Emeritus Chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (, a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of CX professionals.

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