Americans Believe The World Needs More Joy

It’s easy to feel down these days, which is why it shouldn’t be a surprise to find out that most people worry that people are lacking joy in their lives. 

A new Comfort Keepers survey finds:

  • 90% folks believe “the world needs more joy.”
  • Another 80% believe the world isn't as joyful as it used to be.
  • 85% insist finding joy is important now more than ever.
  • 89% of people say surrounding yourself with positive people will help bring good energy.
  • As for what things bring people joy, family dinners tops the list (61%), followed by:
    • Time spent outside (60%)
    • Watching a favorite TV or movie (58%)
    • Receiving a hug from a friend or loved one (58%)
    • Listening to favorite song (65%)

Of course the Covid-19 lockdown has had a big effect on the things that bring people joy.

  • 50% of Americans 65 and over say the thing they’ve missed the most is the physical intimacy of hugs.
  • 57% can’t wait to embrace a loved one.
  • Other joyful things they are craving post-coronavirus include:
    • Freedom (51%)
    • Time with family (48%)
    • A return to “regular” routines (40%)
  • 87% say self-care has been an important way to bring a bit of joy into their daily isolation.
  • 60% say talking to family helped bring them happiness as well.

Source:Yahoo Finance