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Posted November 14, 2007

Compared to Others, Clergy are Most Satisfied with Work and Happiest in Life

Taken from the CARA Report

More than 87 percent of clergy say they are satisfied with their jobs, followed by firefighters at 80 percent and physical therapists at 78 percent. At the bottom of the list were roofers and waiters. Clergy also topped the list as happiest, with 67 percent describing themselves as generally happy. The findings compared attitudes of people across different occupational titles, so clergy of all denominations are lumped together in this analysis.

These figures are from a report released on April 17 by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, based on information collected in their General Social Survey over almost 20 years and involving more than 27,000 people.