Under President Donald Trump, the percentage of Americans rating their quality of life where they live as good or excellent is at the highest level since tracking began in 2006. More Americans began to give higher marks to their quality of life than is historically normal in July.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 78% of American adults rate the quality of life where they live as good or excellent, the highest level of satisfaction in their regular survey.
Just five percent (5%) rate their quality of life as poor.
The percentage of Americans who gave a positive rating for their quality of life has maintained in the high 60s for the last 10 years. However, it rose to 74% in July and the increased satisfaction is measurable across the board.
Thirty-eight percent (38%) of American adults say they live in a suburb, 34% in a city, and 27% say they live in a rural area. Yet, where they live has little to no impact on their quality of life and happiness.
At least three-quarters of Americans in all areas rate their quality of life positively.
Of those who live in a suburb, 36% rate their quality of life as excellent and another 44% rate it as good. Twenty-six percent (26%) of Americans who live in cities say their quality of life is excellent and another 49% say it’s good. In rural areas, 29% say their quality of life is excellent and another 48% say it is good.
The same is true of race.
An excellent quality of life is rated by 33% of whites, 25% of blacks and 26% of all other races. In that order, another 48%, 45%, and 45% rate their quality of life as good.
The survey of 1,000 American adults in the U.S. nationwide was conducted on March 1 and 4, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.