In The Know: Is Facebook Ruining Our Happiness?

 

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 The study looked at the lives of 1,095 people in Denmark, with an average age of 33. Researchers divided them into two groups: one who used Facebook per usual during the day and the other group completely stopped using the social media site. A week later, 88% of those who gave up Facebook said they were happy compared to the 81% still on the site. Also, 84% of those non-users said they appreciated their lives while only 75% of Facebook users felt the same.

The study also concluded that 55% of Facebook users felt stressed while the nonuser group reported a better social life and less trouble concentrating. How happy you are may be determined by how much you use Facebook. A new study – ironically by the Happiness Research Institute – found that people who stayed off Facebook are actually happier.

The study looked at the lives of 1,095 people in Denmark, with an average age of 33. Researchers divided them into two groups: one who used Facebook per usual during the day and the other group completely stopped using the social media site. A week later, 88% of those who gave up Facebook said they were happy compared to the 81% still on the site. Also, 84% of those non-users said they appreciated their lives while only 75% of Facebook users felt the same. The study also concluded that 55% of Facebook users felt stressed while the nonuser group reported a better social life and less trouble concentrating.

By GRAVITAS Staff
This is a preview of one of the articles that will be in our upcoming edition for Winter 2016
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