Americans’ Well-Being: Specific Life Concerns
We have traced the structure of peoples’ evaluations of well-being and established a framework for understanding the integration of these judgments. We will now look at these data from a simple, descriptive point of view to see what they tell us about well-being in the United States. This chapter presents the distributions (and arithmetic means) of responses from our complete national samples of American adults.1 The results tell us much about how Americans evaluate many different aspects of their lives. (Chapter 9 focuses on differences in well-being among subgroups of the American population and Chapter 10 considers evaluations of life-as-a-whole.)
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