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    3 percent of the variance

    What does this "variance" mean? "scope" or "extent"? How can social status, education and income comprise only 3% of well-being levels?
    31)When it comes to personal happiness, there's a good deal of evidence that circumstances don't matter as much as we might think. Indeed, researchers have found that when it comes to well-being, neither social status, education, income, nor religious commitment accounts for more than about 3 percent of the variance in people's reported levels of well-being.. In addition, persons with disabilities ranging from quadriplegia to blindness

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    Re: 3 percent of the variance

    Well, variance refers to differences, not total numbers. So it is not 3% of well-being levels; it is a 3% difference in well-being levels. That said, I am very skeptical of the results.

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