Editor's Note: Gallup re-estimated its Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and Life Evaluation Index data from January 2008 to April 2009 to address context effects that Gallup discovered after the data were originally published.
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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.
A new Gallup Poll panel survey shows that Obama voters are, more than anything else, motivated to vote for their candidate because he would bring about change, while McCain voters support their candidate because of his experience and because they agree with his views on issues.