Many Britons prefer the countryside to cities

September 6th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Sep 6 (IANS) While many of us could be drawn to the city life for the kind of modern-day facilities it offers, in Britain people feel much happier living in the countryside than being the city dwellers, a study has found.

The survey revealed those who live in rural areas are twice as likely to love where they live than those in urban areas. Insurance firm NFU Mutual found the North East and the South West had the highest number of people who enjoyed life in the countryside, Daily Express reported.

At least one in 10 people living in cities claimed they disliked the area, more than three times as many as who live in the countryside.

The survey found city dwellers in Yorkshire, London and the east of England being especially dissatisfied. It showed only 16 per cent of people living in cities “loved” their homes.

However, 31 percent of people living in rural areas said they did love their neighbourhood.

They cited quality of the environment, local communities and healthy lifestyle as bonuses to living in the countryside.

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