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Survey on the definition of being happy among women in the United States 2016

This statistic shows the results of a Popsugar survey conducted in 2015 among American women, asking them to define happiness. During the survey, 21.3 percent of respondents said that family and spending time with family equaled happiness for them.

Women: What does being happy mean to you?

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Release date

January 2015


United States

Survey time period

November 2014

Number of respondents


Age group


Special properties

* female respondents only

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The source phrases the question as follows: "Please think about being happy. Think about how it feels to be happy and what things make you happy. Now, please define and describe as completely as you can what being happy means to you."

Results below 1 percent not being displayed.

Percentage points exceeding 100 percent are due to the open-ended nature of the original question's responses given.

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