All regular Facebook users (like me) definitely wouldn’t be happy with this research which seems to suggest that those who quit Facebook are happier than those who are active on Facebook.
According to the survey conducted by the Happiness Research Institute, quitting Facebook would leave you more satisfied with your life.
The study which included 1095 Participants from Denmark aimed at observing how Facebook affects the general wellbeing and happiness of people.
Of the sample size used, 94% use Facebook regularly, while 69% only post their brag worthy pictures. To arrive at the findings, the researchers asked the control group to continue their regular use of Facebook, while the treatment group were asked to refrain totally from Facebook for one week.
At the end of the one week experiment, the treatment group reported being happier and more satisfied with their lives.
On the last day of the experiment, the researchers also asked participants to report on their moods, the treatment group marked more positive results — although, it was surprising that 81% of Facebook users reported being happy, while it was 88% for non-Facebook users.
While 34% of the control group felt sad, only 22% of the treatment group felt the same. Also, 61% of non-Facebook users felt enthusiastic, while less than half (49%) of Facebook users reported feeling the same way.
When asked if they enjoy life, 84% of the treatment group said yes, while 75% of Facebook users claimed the same.
Interestingly, the researchers also found that the treatment group became more satisfied with their social lives and had more active social life as a result of not using Facebook.
So would you be quitting Facebook? Definitely not me.