07/25/2013 10:01 am ET

Latino Life Satisfaction Up From 2008, Gallup Poll Says


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In the U.S., blacks and Hispanics since 2008 have grown more likely to say they are satisfied with their lives, while whites' satisfaction has remained unchanged. As a result, the three groups are now about equally likely to be satisfied with their lives.

These data are from Gallup's Minority Rights and Relations poll, conducted June 13-July 5. The poll surveyed 4,373 Americans, including 1,010 non-Hispanic blacks and 1,000 Hispanics.

Breaking out the trends in the percentage "very satisfied" versus "somewhat satisfied" reveals that blacks have become slightly more likely to be very satisfied with their lives since 2008. Forty-two percent say so now, compared with 38% then.

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