(NEW YORK) — Mondays — the bane of school kids and working people everywhere — has gotten a bad and undeserved rap over the years, according to a new study from Stony Brook University in New York.
Researchers took a close look at data compiled by Gallup of the daily moods of 340,000 American men and women over a year and learned that people don’t seem to feel any better or worse on Monday than they do on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
In fact, another survey separate and apart from the one at Stony Brook suggested that Sunday is actually the most dreaded of all days because people are anticipating the work week, while a University of Vermont analysis of two million posts on social networking sites reveals that more negative words are used on Wednesday than any other day of the week.
Over in Britain, folks there are more definitive about their disdain for the early part of the week, according to condiment maker Marmite. The company’s survey results show that the average Brit doesn’t smile on Monday until 11:16 a.m. Another British poll says that when the clock strikes 11:45 on Tuesday morning, it’s the peak of weekday misery.
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