The charts below show the results of a survey on happiness ratings for married and unmarried people in the US, and the effect of children on the overall ratings of married couples.
The bar charts provide information about general feeling of happiness of citizen in the United States. The first chart compares the level of happiness between married and unmarried people in four distinct age groups. Meanwhile, the other presents the influence of children towards parents' feeling. Overall, it can be seen that, married couples are happier almost twice than those who have not. It is also noticeable that there is not to much different percentage in people's feeling related to their children's age.
People who have got married feel more cheerful than the single. Initially, the most happiest couple is that who aged 18-29, at 45 percent. This figure falls as people get older. However, it saw a recovery, at 44 percent, for the age 65 and more. On the other hand, unmarried persons experience more suffering, roughly 21 percent, for those at the age 18-64. However, by 65 and above, it increases to 34 percent.
Married couples witness a relatively equal feeling when it comes to children's growth. They whose children is under 18 are the happiest, at 44 percent. The percentage is fewer for those do not have ones. The figure is considerable low for the couples with kids aged 18 and under.