Happiness and Life Satisfaction

18 October 2018

Source: European Quality of Life Survey

This graph shows the happiness (left) and life satisfaction (right) for 28 Member States and 5 EU candidate countries, comparing values from 2011 and 2016.

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The data was collected as part of Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey. Life satisfaction and happiness were recorded on a scale of 1 to 10 with the following questions: Q4 ‘All things considered, how satisfied would you say you are with your life these days? Please tell me on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 means very dissatisfied and 10 means very satisfied’ and Q5 ‘Taking all things together on a scale of 1 to 10, how happy would you say you are? Here 1 means you are very unhappy and 10 means you are very happy’.

Data for EU28 and 5 candidate countries. EQLS 2011 and 2016.

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