A record number of Russians say they are happy, a new survey reveals, with family, good health, and a good job making them feel that way. “The level of happiness among the Russians, based on subjective impression, stands at 86 percent,” state-run pollster VTSIOM said on Thursday. It’s the highest mark since the annual research was first conducted 24 years ago. The number of happy people is high in all socio-demographic groups, but those 25 to 34 and with high income are more inclined to call themselves happy (90 percent). Family (33 percent), good health (21 percent), children (18 percent), and a good job (17 percent) are the main reasons for Russians to consider themselves happy, the researchers said.
Source: Don’t worry, be Russian: 86 percent of population say they’re happy; cite family, good health and good jobs