Personal Well-being in the UK,
2011/12 and 2012/13
Since April 2011, the Office for National Statistics has included four questions on the Annual Population Survey to assess personal well-being in the UK.
The questions are asked of adults who are aged 16 and over and living in residential households in the UK.
The questions are as follows:
- Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays?
- Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile?
- Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday?
- Overall, how anxious did you feel yesterday?
People are asked to answer on a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is ‘not at all’ and 10 is ‘completely’.
This chart summarises how people responded to each of the four questions in 2011/12 and 2012/13 and enables comparisons between the two years.