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'm an experience (XM) management catalyst; helping organizations improve results by engaging the hearts and minds of their employees, customers, and partners. I enjoy researching and speaking about leading-edge XM topics. I lead the Qualtrics XM Institute, which is the world's best job. We're igniting a global community of XM Professionals who are inspired and empowered to radically improve the human experience. To achieve this goal, my team focuses on thought leadership, training, and community building. My work is driven by a set of fundamental beliefs: 1) Everything starts and ends with human beings, so you need to understand how people think, feel, and behave; 2) XM is a discipline that needs to be woven throughout an organization's entire operating fabric; and 3) Building the XM discipline requires a combination of culture, competency, and technology.

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