Persuasive Essay: Does Money Buy Happiness?

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Does Money Buy Happiness? The topic of money is a highly debated one. One of the most debated topics on it is does it buy happiness? Many people say money doesn’t buy happiness, but psychologists and professors all over are starting to differ. Recent studies in fact prove that money can in fact buy happiness. This is important because it could change the future. If part of your happiness is based on your income it could affect the way a lot of people start to live and think about life. Although it is important it is also a very interesting topic. Think about it money buying happiness? That’s crazy. Most people would say it is ridiculous to say that money buys happiness, but science pulls through again to show that it can affect your mood …show more content…
The happiest level of nine point three came in the $100,000-150,000 dollar range. The second lowest happiness level came out at eight point three and was located in the lowest income range of $0-50,000 dollars. Our study can help furthermore prove that money might be a big factor in most people’s happiness levels. The results were all added up and averaged to get the mean. All of the results are valid with more than seventeen people participating and taking the survey. The results are also quite reliable they were counted up and averaged over five times so that there would be no critical mistake in our study. The graph below can furthermore be a representation of our study and a visual on the scales of …show more content…
We surveyed a random sample and the results of the survey proved that the people that made more money were on average happier then people that made less. We did not form an experiment but conducted a survey. There proved to be a positive correlation between your mood and wealth. Our study had two variables, and the independent variable was annual income and our dependent variable was happiness level. Confounding variables in our study weren’t that big. There were a few that impacted the results of our study, and they would be truthfulness of participants and if the participants took our survey before or after they had eaten dinner. If we were to redo our study we would make sure the subjects were hundred percent truthful in their answers and have them all take the survey either before or after they had eaten dinner. This could help furthermore verify and validate our results. For future research, researchers should go more in-depth to see if money and happiness go together. They should try to find an exact range where people are the most happy. When you reach such a large amount as one hundred and fifty thousand your happiness levels may plateau from there. But for people making fewer than fifty thousand dollars they may be way less happy. Future researches should go more in-depth and see why after a certain amount your happiness may

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