Australians still happy despite GFC

Australians still happy despite GFC

Australians coping with GFC: survey

September 24, 2009 – 12:04AM

Australians have coped with the economic slowdown by staying home, chilling out and saving money – and we’re all the happier for it.

That’s the finding of the second annual happiness survey by marketing research consultancy The Leading Edge.

Based on a survey of 1,500 people aged between 18 and 74, the study found a more relaxed lifestyle and a higher level of happiness overall were spin-offs of the global financial crisis (GFC).

And greater numbers of women than men are enjoying the slower pace of life.

Not only did women find more happiness in a wider range of activities, but they also experienced a greater increase in their happiness overall, the survey found.

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