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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-12 8:23 AM 
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(CNN) Poll of the week: A new Gallup poll finds that 59.2% of Americans say they're thriving. Additionally, 73% of Americans said they experienced enjoyment for a lot of the previous day.

The former is the highest rating Gallup has ever recorded on the measure dating back to when it was first taken more than 13 years ago. The latter is the highest since the coronavirus pandemic began early last year.
What's the point: The last year has been tough for a lot of Americans. Among other issues, the coronavirus dominated our lives, and there was a very contentious presidential election. But with the election in the rearview mirror and more people returning to their pre-pandemic routines, Americans are feeling a lot more optimistic.
A number of different measures show Americans are feeling better about themselves and the state of the country than they have in a while.
The Gallup measures I mentioned shouldn't be too surprising given what we've been seeing from Axios/Ipsos polling. More Americans have been saying that their emotional well being has improved in the last week than gotten worse in every survey since May. From when the question was first asked in March 2020 through April of this year, more Americans had said it had gotten worse than better in every survey.
 
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From: BlueMoon67 DelphiPlus Member IconJul-12 9:23 PM 
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I think for many people working from home has made them happier. (Yes, I realize for some people it was massively worse.) But when you consider how many hours are wasted sitting on freeways, commuting back and forth, it's no wonder people feel happier not doing that. They are literally reclaiming hours a day of wasted, stressful drive time. I suspect many businesses are allowing remote work to continue to at least some extent. I have always been far more productive at home than at an office. 

 

 
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From: Jazzy720 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-13 3:13 AM 
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My company is recalling employees in groups. Group A is there for a week and then goes home, then Group B, etc, etc. I have been given the option to work from home and not have to go in at all. I'm so grateful.

 

 

 

 

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From: BlueMoon67 DelphiPlus Member IconJul-13 1:32 PM 
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I think this is going to be a game changer, especially now that we know remote work is a good thing for many people. 

 

 
From: Jazzy720 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-13 6:23 PM 
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I would likely have had to retire early if I didn't have that option, so I'm extremely grateful.

 

 

 

 

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