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The happiest person in America has been located.

March 9, 2011 | By Abraham | 7 comments

For the last 3 years Gallup has been calling 1,000 people a day with an interview that gauges their happiness.

The New York Times recently asked Gallup to use their data to describe who in America is the happiest person, statistically speaking.

Here’s Gallup’s answer:

He’s a tall, Asian-American, observant Jew who is at least 65 and married, has children, lives in Hawaii, runs his own business and has a household income of more than $120,000 a year.

As it turns out, there is at least one tall, old, wealthy, entrepreneurial, Asian-Jewish family man living in Hawaii. His name is Alvin Wong. The Times reached him by phone and he confirmed that, yes, he is indeed very happy.

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7 Comments

    1. Caleb says:

      Same here, happiness is so subjective. Maybe some of the people they called are normally happier than this person, but their mother just died; so they said, “No, I am not happy.”

  1. Andrew says:

    I’m a short, Italian, former Catholic-turned Protestant under 30 single student who makes near minimum wage. I can’t even find words to describe my joy.

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