Europe: Life Satisfaction (I)

The question asked: “How satisfied with life as a whole” and a scale of 0-10 is given: 0 being extremely dissatisfied and 10 being extremely satisfied. Table below here is the calculated score for respective country in year 2002 and 2004.

Iceland and Denmark people generally very satisfied with their lives, averagely giving 8.46 and 8.45 out of score 10. Scandinavian countries are generally seeing higher life 
satisfaction score compared to southern Europe countries like Portugal, Greece, Italy and Spain (all these countries score lower than the mean value: 7.29). Overall, the life satisfaction score in general increase from year 2002 to 2004.

Ireland saw a big increase in satisfaction score, followed by Spain and Czech Republic, Greece.  On the other hand, the score of life satisfaction decrease over the year 2002-2004 for Netherlands, Portugal and Austria.

Also cross reference this to happiness score.

Source: European Social Survey Data, 2002 and 2004

1 Comment

  1. May 6, 2007 at 1:45 am

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