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SEABS'08: The Scottish Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours Survey 2008

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WELLBEING

Respondents where asked whether they agreed or disagreed with five statements related to their wellbeing:

I am satisfied with my life:
80% agreed while 13% disagreed.

So far I have managed to get the important things I want in life:
79% agreed while 14% disagreed.

In most ways my life is close to my ideal:
69% agreed while 20% disagreed.

The conditions of my life are excellent:
65% agreed while 23% disagreed.

If I could live my life over, I would change almost nothing:
54% agreed while 36% disagreed.

Respondents were also asked what two or three things would most improve their wellbeing.

Figure 8: Top 10 changes that would improve wellbeing

Q. Which two or three of the following would do most to improve your wellbeing?

27% Earning/having more money

23% Improving my health

20% Spending more time with my family

17% Doing more exercise/physical activity

13% Working fewer hours

12% Spending more time with friends

12% Losing weight

11% Spending more time outdoors

10% Getting more sleep

9% Living in a nicer neighbourhood

The responses most commonly given were: earning/having more money (27%), improved health (23%), spending more time with family (20%), doing more exercise/physical activity (17%), working fewer hours (13%), spending more time with friends (12%), losing weight (12%), and spending more time outdoors (11%).