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%).