Europe: What is Important in Life? (I)

How important are these subjects in life? This question was posed to people in the selected countries below and a scale run from 0-10 is given, and 0 being extremely unimportant while 10 being extremely important. The point obtained here is the average score given on these subjects listed below:

  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. Leisure time
  4. Work
  5. Politics
  6. Religion
  7. Voluntary Organization

These subjects will be separated into 2 posts: analysis will be done on family, friends and leisure time for 1st post while the rest will be continued in 2nd post.

1. Family:
 

On average, a score of 9.37 is obtained by combining all the scores for these countries. Greece, Hungary and Ireland put high value or importance for their families: the score as high as 9.71, 9.70 and 9.66 out of 10 is obtained respectively. As noted in previous post, people in Netherlands is consistently view that family is somewhat less important than other European.

2. Friends:

Followed by family, friend is viewed as second most important in life. People in Ireland, Denmark and Finland has high regard of their friends and gave high score. On the other hand, Hungarian and Italian have less tendency to view that friends are important in their life.

3. Leisure time:

Leisure time is very important for people in Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. It is somehow noted that the less sunshine activity throughout the year a country has, the more people will deem that leisure time is important to them, like North vs South Europe distribution.

To be continued… 

Source: European Social Survey, 2002

2 Comments

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