The world thinks of San Franciscans as happy-go-lucky hippies with flowers in our hair and it turns out that the world is right! According to a new global perception survey by GFK Custom Research, San Francisco is the 7th happiest city in the world and the only happy city in America. If you're not convinced, just think about Full House patriarch Bob Saget during his fictional stay in San Francisco (he was cheerful! he loved to clean and gently discipline!) and the years after (he curses! he seems sad!). I rest my case. Kudos to Space Chimp Media for creating such a beautiful graphic to go along with this groundbreaking SF-smiles-harder-than-you discovery!
Support is also provided by Yogen and Peggy Dalal, Diane B. Wilsey,
the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation,
Helen Sarah Steyer, the William and Gretchen Kimball Fund, and the members of KQED.