People in small towns are EIGHT TIMES happier than city-dwellers
People who live in rural areas are happier than city dwellers, new research has found. The study surveyed 400,000 people across Canada using a widely-recognized happiness scale. Cities have higher salaries, higher education levels and lower unemployment rates. However, that meant nothing in terms of joy: people who lived in the countryside were, on average, eight times happier than people in urban areas, the study found.