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    Ireland Is Home to Europe’s Happiest People

    Is it the luck of the Irish? In a new Eurobarometer survey measuring “fairness, inequality and inter-generational mobility,” 97 percent of respondents in Ireland say they’re contented. That figure exceeds the EU average by 14 percent — and far outshines Romania’s 59 percent, the Continent’s lowest. What’s more, 92 percent of Irish respondents believe they’re healthy, earning another top spot, compared to just 14 percent of Latvians. While the survey found most Europeans believe they receive equal opportunities, 84 percent say income disparity is still a major problem.

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