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 an experience management transformist, helping organizations improve business results by engaging the hearts and minds of their customers, employees, and partners. My "job" is Head of the Qualtrics XM Institute. The Institute is still being established, but our goal is to help organizations around the world thrive by mastering Experience Management (XM). As part of this focus, I examine strategy, culture, interaction design, customer service, branding and leadership practices. And, as many people know, I love to speak about these topics in almost any forum. Prior to joining Qualtrics, I was managing partner of Temkin Group (leading CX research, advisory, and training firm), co-founder and chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (, and a VP at Forrester Research. I'm a fanatical student of business, so this blog provides an outlet for sharing insights from my ongoing educational journey. Check out my LinkedIn profile:

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