Character strengths in fifty-four nations and the fifty US states

  title={Character strengths in fifty-four nations and the fifty US states},
  author={Nansook Park and Christopher Peterson and M. Seligman},
  journal={The Journal of Positive Psychology},
  pages={118 - 129}
In a web-based study of 117,676 adults from 54 nations and all 50 US states, we investigated the relative prevalence of 24 different strengths of character. The most commonly-endorsed strengths in the USA were kindness, fairness, honesty, gratitude, and judgment, and the lesser strengths included prudence, modesty, and self-regulation. The profile of character strengths in the USA converged with profiles based on respondents from each of the other nations. Except for religiousness, comparisons… 
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