|Date(s)||% With a lot of happiness/enjoyment ||% With a lot of stress/worry |
Based on the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index
The Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index tracks daily the percentage of Americans who, reflecting on the day before they were surveyed, say they experienced a lot of happiness and enjoyment without a lot of stress and worry versus the percentage who say they experienced daily worry and stress without a lot of happiness and enjoyment. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 500 national adults; margin of error is ±5 percentage points.
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