A recent survey, taken to help the government develop new policies to improve people’s well-being, shows a small improvement in people’s happiness this year.
The Office for National Statistics said that the proportion of Brits rating their happiness as seven or more out of 10 rose from 75% to 77%. This slight improvement could be due to the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee, making people slightly happier.
The survey also shows that the British are happier than the French, after comparing its data with European Union figures for 2007 and 2011. Out of 27 countries, the UK ranked tenth for life satisfaction in 2013; the first time the rating has changed since 2007.
The survey also shows a slight reduction in anxiety levels and women were found to have a higher life satisfaction, rating their happiness level higher than men.
Will the birth of the new prince improve the statistics for next year’s survey?
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