Are Conservative Women the Happiest? This Report Says, ‘Yes!’

The annual American Family Survey results are in. Asking questions ranging from economic issues to family life, the survey produced a well-rounded picture of today’s U.S. family. You might find it interesting what the results showed about conservative women.

“We analyzed both the ideological wings of the parties — liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans — as well as moderates in both parties, occasionally comparing these partisan categories to pure independents as well.”

The survey studied 3,000 Americans by the Deseret News and the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at Brigham Young University.

And the survey says…

Conservative women are among the happiest

The happiest of women are conservative. The assessment of overall satisfaction in life, of course, takes into account things such as marital status, whether or not a woman has children, and economic status.

According to Brad Wilcox, a professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, there is a significant correlation between happiness and political affiliation.

“It turns out they enjoy a 15 percentage-point advantage over liberal women in being ‘completely satisfied’ with their lives. 31 percent of conservative women in this age group are completely satisfied with their lives, versus 16 percent of liberal women. And this advantage can largely be explained by the fact that conservative women are 26 percentage points more likely to be married and 24 percentage points more likely to be happy with their family life.”

Janna Firestone
Janna Firestone
Janna lives in Northern Colorado with her husband and two teenage boys. You’ll often find her hiking, paddleboarding, or enjoying a good board game indoors. She's an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan, and an even bigger fan of coffee, dry shampoo, and authentic conversations.

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