In a recent Mixbook study, Georgia families ranked in the bottom 10 for most happy families… meaning that Georgia families are unhappier than most other families in the United States.
How can you even measure happiness?
Mixbook set out to measure happiness of families in each state with a rigid set of metrics. They say, “To determine which states have the happiest families, we surveyed Americans and asked a variety of questions about their family’s dynamic. To build a happiness scale, we awarded points to respondents who are in contact with family members more often, as well as those who enjoy time with their family and more. ”
Atlanta as a city also ranked low on the familial happiness scale, coming in as the 8th most unhappy city for families in the US.
Families which spent more time together seemed to be happier overall, with Mixbook reporting:
“Spending time with those you love can make any task more enjoyable. We found that 36% of Americans even spend time with their family doing chores. While there may be a bit of enjoyment in doing chores together, this can also be viewed as an act of kindness which can help to grow relationships even further.”
Atlanta families must need to spend more time together, according to this study. Mixbook also notes that, “Every family is different, from size and location of residence to values and beliefs, but at the end of the day there are certain characteristics that are a sign of a happy family. In our study, we found that ‘supportive,’ ‘loving,’ and ‘loyal’ were the most common descriptors of families.”
How can GA families increase happiness?
Spending time together can be amazing for your family’s happiness. And if you’re looking for things to do with your family, Secret Atlanta has you covered.
Try finding times to hang out with your family, times when you can show them that you care for them, and times when you can support your family members too. And hitting up a fun thing to do in the city never hurts either! 😉
To read more about the study, check out Mixbook’s website!