Trump likes to think that people are happy about his presidency, when in fact, it’s really just the opposite.
We’ve seen the largest demonstrations in history, on all seven continents, in protest against him.
And now, officially, statistics show that Americans haven’t been as unhappy or disappointed in the country since the Great Recession!
“From the heartland to the cities and the coasts and from the educated to the non-educated, America seems more divided than it has in decades.”
“At the time of the financial crisis, when people were experiencing actual monetary losses, happiness was falling as steep as the stock market was. In the case of the 2016 election, markets were rising and there were not any immediate financial losses related to the election, making the comparable drop even more remarkable.”
In other words – back in 2008, the markets were bad, and happiness fell as they got worse. In 2016, the markets were good, and people still felt bad.
“The 2016 election startled many: On the one hand, it laid bare the depths of frustration among uneducated poor white people in the heartland; on the other, it ushered in the specter of an era that may be dominated by racism, nativism, intolerance, and a reversal in progress on equal rights.”
However, they weren’t without hope for America: Temporary frustration and unhappiness can serve as a drive for positive change.
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