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Cupid works magic as poll shows more happy couples than singles

Published on Feb 13, 2014 6:22 AM
 
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, an international poll released on Wednesday showed that more people feel happy and financially secure if they are in a relationship than being single. -- ST FILE PHOTO: JOYCE FANG 

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - With Valentine's Day fast approaching, an international poll released on Wednesday showed that more people feel happy and financially secure if they are in a relationship than being single.

Nearly 80 per cent of more than 18,000 adults questioned in an online Ipsos poll in 15 countries who were part of a couple said they were happy, compared with 67 per cent of singles.

Canadian couples were the most content at 90 per cent, compared with 53 per cent of Hungarians, according to the survey by the independent market research firm.

"Based on our research, people in relationships say they're happier," said Ms Janis Gilman, global marketing director for Ipsos.

 
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