“How Happy Are you?”

According to John Tierney’s article “Leaders in Britain and France,” are not the only ones concern about the happiness of their people. The United States also is involved in the people’s emotions specifically Somerville, Massachusetts. John Tierney described it as “promote policies that produce more than just material well-being.” This might be his way of saying that the leaders that citizens look up to is finally making a change based on the mood the people are in.

The census asked “On a scale of 1-10 how happy do you feel right now?” Many people answered unfaithfully because they were already happy, or they’ve done something they enjoy doing. Many answered “10.” However, many people were truthful with their answer. “One man gave himself a 6, explaining, I would like to be three inches taller and speak Quechua fluently.” In this census we get a mixture of data. Mr. Tierney added that it is a “perfect test tube” because somerville is a “growing population of young professionals and academics.” In some areas were nicked named “Slummerville” due to the crime rates  and reputations.

Mayor Joseph may have disagreed with Mr.Tierney and found a counterargument saying “We need to change our mind-set in how we serve people.” He also called it “a no-brainer” due to the lack of honesty of answers in the census. Daniel Gilbert, a Harvard psychology professor was introduced to the census. He helped “detailed telephone survey, using randomized sample of Somerville’s 76,000 residents.” Now the census becoming effective because it is randomly selecting people in the city and having a person asking you the question rather than a paper can clear out misinterpretation that can how happy a person truly is.

[Revision of the summary 9/11]

According to John Tierney’s article, “How Happy Are You? A census Wants to Know” are not the only ones concern about the happiness of their people. The United States also is involved in the people’s emotions specifically Somerville, Massachusetts. John Tierney described it as “promote policies that produce more than just material well-being. Mayor Joseph may have disagreed with Mr.Tierney He also called it “a no-brainer” due to the lack of honesty of answers in the census. Daniel Gilbert, a Harvard psychology professor was introduced to the census. He helped “detailed telephone survey, using randomized sample of Somerville’s 76,000 residents.” Now the census becoming effective because it is randomly selecting people in the city and having a person asking you the question rather than a paper can clear out misinterpretation that can how happy a person truly is.

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