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Older immigrants happier than native-born Americans

(STUDYFINDS) — Older immigrants living in the United States tend to be more satisfied in their lives than their natural-born counterparts, a study by Florida State University shows.

The research, led by Dawn Carr, an FSU assistant professor of sociology, found immigrants from white, Hispanic, and other racial groups had higher levels of happiness and total life satisfaction than those born in the U.S. on average. Of those surveyed, it appeared Hispanic immigrants living in America had the highest overall life satisfaction evels.