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Official 'Well-Being' Statistics Show Religious People Are Happier Than Atheists

By: for on Feb. 5, 2016
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Religious people from all different faiths are happier than those who have "no religion", official data released on Tuesday revealed. 

Of all the faiths in the UK, Hindus are the happiest, scoring well above the national average and just under the demographic of people who consider themselves to be "in very good health", according to data compiled by the Office for National Statistics.

Christians - of all denominations - were the second happiest, followed by Sikhs and Buddhists. Those who followed these religions were happier than the average person, who scored a happiness rating of 7.38 out of 10.

On average, Hindus scored a rating of 7.57 for happiness, followed by Christians at 7.47, Sikhs with 7.45 and Buddhist at 7.41.

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