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Money may not buy happiness, but the more you have, the likelier you are to be happy

University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant poll measures Americans’ happiness with their lives, finds income and related factors play important role

STORRS, Conn. – While very few Americans say that money is the most important factor in determining whether they’re happy in life, the more they earn the happier they are, according to a new University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll.

The survey provides an in-depth look in how Americans feel about their lives, gauging happiness by everything from specific qualities of jobs to how often people exercise. (more…)

The University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll: As number of undecided voters shrinks nationally, presidential race remains close

STORRS, Conn. – President Barack Obama has a narrow lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, but the number of voters still unsure of their choice is shrinking as Election Day nears, according to results from The University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll released Friday.

 The nationwide poll of likely voters shows Obama and Vice President Joe Biden with a 48 to 45 percent lead over Romney and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. Just 6 percent of voters remain undecided. (more…)