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Life
United Kingdom
Life satisfaction (10 steps)7.165 (2020)
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Life satisfaction (10 steps) - male6.809 (2012-2014)
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Life satisfaction (10 steps) - female6.944 (2012-2014)
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Average Happiness (10 steps)7.2 (2000-2009)
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Inequality of happiness (standard deviation of 10-step happiness)2.01 (2000-2009)
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Life satisfaction (10 steps) gender gap1.000 (2010)
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Tertiary - Secondary gap in life satisfaction0.4 (2010)
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Extent of life satisfaction/ happiness (7 steps)5.23 (2017)
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% of those who feel very happy30.8% (2008)
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% of those who had positive affect on the previous day84.5% (2010-2012)
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% of those who report that they felt happiness on the previous day87.3% (2010-2012)
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% of those who had negative affect on the previous day18.0% (2010-2012)
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% of those who have recently felt unhappy and depressed41.3% (2017)
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% of those who have recently felt difficulties were piling up so high that they could not overcome28.8% (2017)
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% of those who think that life serves purpose83.0% (2008)
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% of those who think that life is only meaningful if they provide the meaning themselves53.3% (2008)
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% of those who are satisfied with their freedom of choice in life83.5% (2020)
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% of those who think that people cannot change the course of their lives19.1% (2008)
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% of those who think that people can change the course of their lives69.9% (2008)
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Suicide
United Kingdom
Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)7.6 (2016)
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Suicide - all ages, male (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)11.9 (2016)
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Suicide - all ages, female (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)3.5 (2016)
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Suicide - 15-29 years (per 100,000 population)7.2 (2016)
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Suicide - 15-29 years, male (per 100,000 population)11.1 (2016)
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Suicide - 15-29 years, female (per 100,000 population)3.1 (2016)
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Suicide - 30-49 years (per 100,000 population)12.9 (2016)
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Suicide - 30-49 years, male (per 100,000 population)20.4 (2016)
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Suicide - 30-49 years, female (per 100,000 population)5.5 (2016)
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Identity
United Kingdom
% of those who think that the most important identification is nationality9.6% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is occupation13.4% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is race/ethnic background2.2% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is gender9.7% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is age3.5% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is religion3.0% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is political preference0.3% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is family or marital status54.1% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is social class1.8% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is their hometown2.4% (2003)
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Belongingness
United Kingdom
% of those who feel close to their town or city73.6% (2013)
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% of those who feel close to their county71.6% (2013)
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% of those who feel close to their country76.5% (2013)
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% of those who feel close to [Continent]23.4% (2013)
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Personality
United Kingdom
Human relations
United Kingdom
% of those who think that people can be trusted or not (4 choices)56.4% (2017)
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% of those who think that only few people to trust74.4% (2006)
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% of people saying they most people can be trusted35.2% (2009)
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% of those who think that people try to be fair (4 choices)75.5% (2017)
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% of people who have relatives or friends they can count on for help in times of need92.8% (2019)
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% of those who often use their free time to establish useful contacts13.8% (2007)
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% of those who have been asked to help influence important decisions in other people's favour73.4% (2006)
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% of those who could ask others to help influence important decisions in their favour86.4% (2006)
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% of those who think that they should feel obligated to pay back the person who does a favour for them51.5% (2017)
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%of those who feel that they lack companionship28.7% (2017)
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%of those who feel that they are isolated from others26.1% (2017)
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%of those who feel that they are left out24.3% (2017)
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Friendship
United Kingdom
% of those who eat or drink with friends or acquaintances once a week or more15.4% (2017)
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% of those who never eat or drink with friends or acquaintances13.1% (2017)
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%of those who make new friends or acquaintances at eating/ drinking47.8% (2017)
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% of those who live with their close friends or contact frequently71.4% (2017)
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% of those who have contact with 20 or more people in a day25.6% (2017)
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% of those who have contact with 4 or less people in a day25.0% (2017)
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% of those who mostly see people in contact face-to-face45.5% (2017)
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% of those who almost never see people in contact face-to-face7.2% (2017)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (men and women, minutes per day per person)84 (2005)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (men, minutes per day per person)80 (2005)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (women, minutes per day per person)87 (2005)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (gender difference [=men-women], minutes per day per person)-7 (2005)
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% of Grade 4 students who play or talk with friends for less than 1 hour per day38.0% (2007, England only)
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% of Grade 4 students who play or talk with friends for more than 2 hours per day37.3% (2007, England only)
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% of Grade 8 students who play or talk with friends for less than 1 hour per day17.5% (2007)
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% of Grade 8 students who play or talk with friends for more than 2 hours per day57.9% (2007)
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% of those who say that they would like to have more time with their friends62.9% (2005)
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% of those who say that they would like to have less time with their friends1.6% (2005)
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% of those who think that it is all right to develop friendships with people just because they can be of use11.9% (2017)
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% of those who think that they should prioritize friendship over justice13.0% (1998)
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% of those who would prioritize friendship over justice14.2% (1998)
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% of those who would turn to close friends first to help them with a household or a garden job that they cannot do themselves16.1% (2017)
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% of those who would turn to close friends first to help them around their home if they were sick and had to stay in bed for a few days?10.7% (2017)
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% of those who would turn to close friends first to be there for them if they felt a bit down or depressed and wanted to talk about it33.7% (2017)
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% of those who would turn to close friends first to give them advice about family problems42.1% (2017)
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% of those who would turn to close friends first to enjoy a pleasant social occasion with46.1% (2017)
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% of those who have a friend/ friends other than at workplace or in the neighborhood75.2% (2001)
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% of those who think that a close friend is someone who is intelligent and makes them think31.0% (2001)
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% of those who think that a close friend is someone who helps them get things done24.5% (2001)
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% of those who think that a close friend is someone who really understands them61.4% (2001)
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% of those who think that a close friend is someone who is enjoyable company83.0% (2001)
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% of those who think that people who are better off should help friends who are less well off34.5% (2001)
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Denomination
United Kingdom
Christian, % of population71.6% (2012)
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Muslim, % of population2.7% (2012)
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Hindu, % of population1.0% (2012)
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Attitude toward religion
United Kingdom
% of those who think that they are at least somewhat religious46.1% (2008)
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% of those who think that there is truth only in one religion10.2% (2008)
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% of those who think that there is very little truth in any religion15.1% (2008)
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% of those who believe in religious miracles44.9% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to find inner peace and happiness74.5% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to make friends72.7% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to gain comfort in times of trouble or sorrow87.5% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to meet the right kind of people40.4% (2008)
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% of those who think that we trust too much in science and not enough in religious faith20.2% (2008)
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% of those who think that religions bring more conflict than peace74.1% (2008)
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% of those who think that people with very strong religious beliefs are often too intolerant of others76.8% (2008)
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% of those who think that we must respect all religions76.9% (2008)
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% of those who accept a person from a different religion or with a very different religious view from theirs marrying a relative of theirs82.6% (2008)
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% of those who accept a person from a different religion or with a very different religious view from theirs being a candidate of the political party they prefer84.0% (2008)
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% of those who think religious extremists should be allowed to publish books expressing their views40.7% (2008)
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% of those who believe in God (6 choices)47.2% (2008)
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% of those who think that there is a God who concerns Himself with every human being personally42.6% (2008)
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% of those who think that life is meaningful only because God exists24.2% (2008)
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% of those who have their own way of connecting with God48.6% (2008)
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Religious group
United Kingdom
% of those who participate in the activities of a church or other religious organisation at least once a month14.3% (2007)
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% of those who belong to religious organisations27.3% (2014)
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% of those who have confidence in churches and religious organizations62.8% (2008)
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% of those who think that religious organisations/authorities have the most influence on the actions of the government0.6% (2016)
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% of those who think that religious leaders should not try to influence how people vote in elections76.1% (2008)
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% of those who think that religious leaders should not try to influence government decisions69.1% (2008)
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% of those who think that churches and religious organizations in their country have too much power37.8% (2008)
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% of those who think that all religious groups in their country should have equal rights62.3% (2008)
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% of those who think that religious extremists should be allowed to hold public meetings24.2% (2014)
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Religious activities
United Kingdom
% of those who pray at least once a week31.2% (2008)
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% of those who take part in the activities or organizations of a church or place of worship other than attending services at least once or twice a year35.4% (2008)
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% of those who have for religious reasons in their home a shrine, altar, or a religious object on display such as an icon, retablos, mezuzah, menorah, or crucifix19.3% (2008)
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% of those who visit a holy place for religious reasons such as going to shrine/ temple/church/mosque at least once or twice a year25.3% (2008)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (men and women, minutes per day per person)3 (2005)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (men, minutes per day per person)2 (2005)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (women, minutes per day per person)3 (2005)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (gender difference [=men-women], minutes per day per person)-1 (2005)
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Supernatural
United Kingdom
% of those who consider themselves to be a spiritual person interested in the sacred or the supernatural38.2% (2008)
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% of those who believe in life after death (4 choices)60.9% (2008)
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% of those who believe in heaven (4 choices)61.0% (2008)
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% of those who believe in hell (4 choices)45.5% (2008)
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% of those who believe in reincarnation24.9% (2008)
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% of those who believe in nirvana14.1% (2008)
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% of those who believe in the supernatural powers of deceased ancestors21.0% (2008)
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% of those who think that astrology has some scientific truth45.5% (1993)
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