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Are married people happier than those who are not? A new poll has answers

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A recent poll conducted in the United States revealed that married adults are generally happier than those in other relationship statuses. The poll asked over 2.5 million adults to rate their current life and their anticipated happiness level in five years. Married individuals consistently reported higher happiness levels than unmarried individuals, even after adjusting for factors like age, race, gender, and education. Education was found to be a predictor of happiness, but married adults without a high school education rated their lives more favorably than unmarried adults with a graduate degree. While the data suggests a correlation between marriage and happiness, it is difficult to determine causation. The quality of marriages can vary based on individual circumstances and societal attitudes towards marriage.