More Britons say they are happy: SurveyJuly 24th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) The average Britons rate their “life satisfaction” as 7.4 out of 10, according to a study.
Asked how worthwhile they found their activities, the average response was even higher - at 7.7 out of 10 - research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found.
But one in five rated yesterday’s anxiety levels at more than five out of 10, The Independent reported Tuesday.
Women tended to have a greater sense than men of life satisfaction and that what they do is worthwhile, but also reported higher levels of anxiety.
People aged 16 to 19 and 65 to 79 displayed the highest levels of satisfaction, the research by Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found.
The figures come from the first Integrated Household Survey of 200,000 people aged 16 and over between April 2011 and March 2012, the newspaper said.
It was conducted as part of Prime Minister David Cameron’s initiative, launched in 2010, to assess the wellbeing of the nation alongside economic data like GDP.
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