Listening to the radio makes you happier that watching TV or surfing the internet


Listening to the radio makes you happier, more so than going on the internet or watching TV.

More than a 1,000 people were asked to rate their mood. Most recorded a 100 percent boost in happiness when listening to radio.

Mark Barber from the Radio Advertising Bureau defended himself on BBC Radio 5 live against accusations that his research is self-serving.

"We were trying to capture people's emotional state at different times of day, at different days of the week," Barber told Victoria Derbyshire.

"Listeners use radio very much in terms of generating happiness and energy for themselves."

You can hear other BBC Radio 5 live highlights by visiting the Best Bits section on the website.

Victoria Derbyshire broadcasts Monday - Friday 1000 - 1200 on BBC Radio 5 live.

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