Did George W. Bush increase the happiness of US Republicans?
Using information from the US General Social Survey (GSS) between 1972 and 2006, we examine the effects of political affiliation on happiness. Regression results show that Republicans are always happier than Democrats, but members of both parties tend to be happier during a Democratic presidential administration. We do not find compelling evidence that Americans are happier when their own political party is in power.
Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
Issue (Month): 12 ()
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