September 24, 2023

Liss Elaborates on Correlation on Location of Residence to Happiness

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss

The state of Indiana falls in the bottom 20th percentile on a new ranking for the happiest states to live in by personal financial website WalletHub.

The results released Tuesday cite that more than 75% of Americans who have experienced price increases where they live report feeling “very” or “moderately” stressed.

In addition, only 50% of Americans feel “very satisfied” with the way their personal life is going.

University of Mary Washington Professor of Psychology Dr. Miriam Liss said she considers one’s autonomy to be the leading indicator in being happy where you live. Liss pointed to affordable housing for what policymakers can do to attact and retain new residents. Read more.

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