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News Release 08-110 - Video

Ron Inglehart discusses how economic growth, democratization and social tolerance lead to happiness.

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Political scientist Ronald Inglehart, World Values Survey director at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, says greater economic growth, democratization and social tolerance in 45 of 52 countries for which substantial time series data was available highlights a trend of growing happiness worldwide.

Credit: World Values Survey/University of Michigan/National Science Foundation

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