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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Do Centrist Politics Make for Happy Lives?

According to a survey by the market research firm GfK NOP (no idea what that stands for!), the half- dozen countries with the most people who describe themselves as happy are, from the top:

1. Australia
2. United States
3. Egypt
4. India
5. Great Britain, tied with
5. Canada

Now, don't ask the Centrist to explain how Egypt got in there. But I can't help but note that Australia and the United States are two of the more religious countries in the West; and the U.S., Australia, India, Great Britain and even Canada are more conservative, politically, than most of the West European nations - which is really to say that all have rather moderate politics.

As Drudge might say... developing.

  • The Skeptic
  • Andrew Sullivan
  • Michael Barone
  • The New Republic
  • National Review
  • Democracy Project
  • Bob Bauer
  • Center for Competitive Politics
  • Ryan Sager
  • Going to the Matt
  • Professor Bainbridge
  • Volokh Conspiracy
  • Mystery Pollster
  • Amitai Etzioni
  • Alexander Chrenkoff
  • Middle East Media Research Institute
  • Right Democrat
  • Democrats for Life