facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Gallup: U.S. feeling a bit better

April 13, 2012 at 8:15 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- The trend of Americans feeling better about their circumstances stretched into March, the Gallup organization reported Friday.

The overall Life Evaluation Index score Gallup found for March was 49.9, compared with 49.6 in January and 50.1 in February.

Those numbers are a significant uptick from October 2011 when the score bottomed out at 46.8.

The score, which Gallup first began using in 2008, started moving up in November.

"These ratings coincide with growing confidence in the economy, rising U.S. satisfaction, and improving standard of living perceptions, Gallup said in a statement.

Gallup divides the population into thriving, struggling and suffering segments. In March, 53.3 percent were thriving, 43.4 percent struggling and 3.4 percent suffering, percentages that had changed little.

The numbers come from data gathered March 1-31 for the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey. The margin of error for the entire sample is 1 percentage point.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Rutgers sophomore Caitlyn Kovacs dead after visit to Delta Kappa Epsilon frat house Rutgers sophomore Caitlyn Kovacs dead after visit to Delta Kappa Epsilon frat house
2
Bill Clinton hints he expects to be grandfather by first of October Bill Clinton hints he expects to be grandfather by first of October
3
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
4
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
5
Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback