There’s a Yiddish saying, “It’s hard to be a Jew.” But according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Jews enjoy the highest well-being of all religious groups.
The research shows that the most religious members of all American religious groups have the highest well-being. Very religious Jews lead the way at 72.4%, with very religious Mormons close behind at 71.5%. However, there is a significant drop off in well-being level between very religious Mormons and less religious ones. Jews, on the other hand show a very small difference between the very religious, moderately religious and the non-religious.