ZOOMERS HAPPIEST IN NEW NATIONAL SURVEY, BUT MOST SAY MONEY IS NOT A KEY FACTOR

Jun 24, 2019

By Jane Brown

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A new national survey suggests Canadians are happier after age 55 and when they earn a higher income, but also indicates most don’t consider money as a key factor affecting their happiness.

The Happiness Index compiled by Leger, asked Canadians across the country to rate their level of happiness on a scale of one to 10 and note which factors they believe influence their happiness the most.

The online survey found about half of respondents ranked their happiness as at least eight out of ten.

Happiness was also broken down by province. Slightly more participants reported a high level of happiness on the East Coast and Quebec; 56 and 55 per cent respectively with British Columbia coming in third at 52 per cent.

Ontario participants were at the bottom of the list, with 47 per cent reporting a high level of happiness.

High happiness scores remained steady at 44 per cent for participants between the ages of 18 and 54, but spiked to 61 per cent after age 55.

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