Today is National Let’s Laugh Day!!
To celebrate National Let’s Laugh Day today, iconic candy brand Laffy Taffy — famous for its knee-slapping, side-splitting jokes on every wrapper — has created the first national survey of the laughter-loving habits of all Americans.
Did you know that 96% of Americans enjoy making other people laugh (that's huge!) and 79% of people love the sound of their own laugh?
Based on a survey of 1,500 Americans, the Laffy Taffy study reveals how often we laugh, our favorite types of laugh, and even which U.S. states laugh most.
*** LAFFY TAFFY NATIONAL LET’S LAUGH DAY INDEX ***
A. THE TOP 10 ‘MOST LAUGHTER-LOVING’ U.S. STATES
(ranked by the percentage of state residents who laugh at least 10 times per day)
1. Arizona (50%)
2. Maryland (48%)
3. Oklahoma (46%)
4. Louisiana (44%)
5. Minnesota (43%)
6. Indiana (42%)
7. Wisconsin (39%)
8. Pennsylvania (37%)
9. New York (36%)
10. California (35%)
B. GIGGLES ARE THE MOST COMMON LAUGH TYPE
Everyone laughs, but not always the same. Nationally, giggles (32%) top chuckles (20%) and belly laughs (19%). More unique laugh types uncovered by Laffy Taffy include the guffaw (6%), the cackle (6%), and the infamous “cry laugh” (7%).
C. SIGNIFICANT OTHERS MAKE US LAUGH MOST
Most Americans love to laugh with (or at) their significant other (33%). Other top sources of laughter include friends (27%), kids (19%), siblings (9%), and moms (7%). Dads, surprisingly, may need to up their dad-joke game (5%).
D. LAUGHTER MAKES AMERICANS FEEL LESS STRESS
According to the Laffy Taffy study, 95% Americans say laughter is a stress reliever — with 54% saying they will laugh out loud even when no one else is around.
For insights from the Laffy Taffy National Let’s Laugh Day Survey, please see: