"The Declaration of Independence identifies happiness as an “unalienable” right for all people. But how do we determine a society’s overall happiness and how do social groups experience happiness differently? Dr. Fernández explores recent research which shows how social factors influence happiness. Are we happier today than we were 50 or 100 years ago? Does happiness change with age, education, income level, religiosity, or marital status? Where do the happiest people live? The answers offer insight into our pursuit and finding of happiness as individuals as well as guideposts for fostering greater happiness for society as a whole". - UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences