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Sure there are differences from place to place—and a few are up or down smartly—but on the whole, people on the planet share a great stability in their embrace of the joy gene.

So, what you’ll see in this magazine, for the very first time, is the pulse of happiness. And you’ll actually be astonished at how little the intensity and overall numbers change among countries and people. Sure there are differences from place to place—and a few are up or down smartly— but on the whole, people on the planet share a great stability in their embrace of the joy gene. And over the next few issues, you are in for a real treat. Remember how the happiness industry has made a science out of trying to figure out what makes folks in the world happy? Well, we could have done the same thing too. Every time we have asked the happiness question, we’ve also asked a set of standard questions—yup, every time—on everything ranging from economic and personal satisfaction to purchase intentions and optimism, from job anxiety to the stock market and retiring. And on and on, along with all those other demographic and station in life questions. Then we could have rolled up all of those results into a hunk of numbers, moulded it into something and said at the very end: based on everything we think might make people happy, well, er, here it is. >

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