flockofseagulls104 wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:00 pm
Wanna see media bias in action?
Google "More people are happy today".
See what you get.
Then add "gallup" to the end of it.
At least for now until google figures out they let something politically positive for trump slip out.
No, not a left wing media conspiracy but a feature of Google. It tailors its results to your recent search history. I'm guessing you spend a lot of your time on wacko right wing sites, so Google skews its results to give you more of what you want. When I ran the same search, my first page results (all of which indicated we are not in fact happier today) came from TIme, the Los Angeles Times, Psychology Today, Ted.com, and Inc Magazine. You know, the sites you dismiss as anti-Trump, fake news.
https://www.wsoaonline.com/does-your-in ... h-results/
I did find the current Gallup "happiness" poll, which finds that most Americans are very or somewhat happy with their personal lives. However, it turns out that people all over the world are happy with their personal lives, and, further, that American happiness have been on a downward trend for the last three years. Gee, I wonder what happened three years ago.
https://news.gallup.com/poll/276503/hap ... usual.aspx
The vast majority of Americans report being "very" (42%) or "fairly happy" (44%), but the combined 86% is down from 91% the last time Gallup asked about this, in December 2008. It is also the lowest overall percentage happy Gallup has recorded in periodic readings over 71 years and is only the fifth time happiness has dipped below the 90% mark in 23 readings since 1948.
With fewer than nine in 10 Americans feeling happy in the Dec. 2-15 Gallup poll, one in seven (14%) are "not too happy," the highest measured to date. Americans' subdued level of happiness at the end of 2019 fits in with Gallup research finding that Americans' levels of stress and worry reached new heights in 2018, while their self-reported anger matched the previous high. From a global perspective, the incidence of stress in the U.S. was among the highest in the world. And the U.N.'s annual World Happiness Report, which uses Gallup life satisfaction ratings, ranked the U.S. at No. 19 for happiness in the world last year -- down from No. 18 in 2018 and from No. 14 in 2017.