There's about a 25 percent chance you or someone you know will be working this Thursday when the rest of the U.S. is tucking into a turkey feast. But apparently even  those who have to work the big American holidays are pretty happy with their jobs and their lives, according the  "Heartland" poll conducted by Allstate and the National Journal.

The poll found that 87 percent of respondents said they were living a good life, and more than half said it was not necessary to be wealthy in order to enjoy a good life. A good job was much more central to this sense of well-being: 97 percent said making enough money to live comfortably was necessary to the good life, as was providing financial security for one's family (94 percent), having a job that permitted work-life balance (94 percent), and being successful at work and being recognized as successful (76 percent).

Of those surveyed, job satisfaction was quite high: 58 percent said they were very satisfied with their work, and another 34 percent said they were somewhat satisfied. Nearly 100 percent have enjoyed success on the job; 65 percent felt very successful at work, and 33 percent said they were somewhat successful.

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