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Country vs country: Canada and Denmark compared: Lifestyle

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  • Amphetamine use: Percentage of people who have used amphetamines, generally for ages 15 and over. Spain and Greece: data for ages 15-64. Netherlands: data for ages 15-59. United Kingdom: data for ages 16-59. Germany: data for ages 18-59. Belgium: data for ages 18-65. France: data for ages 18-69. Data generally for 1999 or 1998. Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden: data for 1997. Austria: data for 1996. Denmark, France: data for 1995. Belgium: data for 1994. Canada: data for 1993.
  • Cannabis use: Percentage share of people who have used cannabis, generally including people 15 and above. Different nations have, however, focussed their studies on different age groups. United States and Netherlands: data for years 12 and above. Greece: Data for ages 12 to 64. Australia: data for ages 14 and above. United Kingdom: data for ages 16 to 59. Germany: data for ages 18-59. Denmark and France: data for ages 18 to 69. Data for 1998 or 1999 in most cases. Germany, Poland, and Spain: data for 1997. Austria: data for 1996. Denmark, France and Ireland: data for 1995.
  • Financial satisfaction: Mean of self-ratings on ten-point scale - Survey in 1990s on financial satisfaction.
  • Happiness level > Very happy: Proportion of people who answered the survey question: "Taking all things together, would you say you are: very happy, quite happy, not very happy, or not at all happy?" by stating that they were "Very happy".
  • Happiness net: This statistic is compiled from responses to the survey question: "Taking all things together, would you say you are: very happy, quite happy, not very happy, or not at all happy?". The "Happiness (net)" statistic was obtained via the following formula: the percentage of people who rated themselves as either "quite happy" or "very happy" minus the percentage of people who rated themselves as either "not very happy" or "not at all happy".
  • Life satisfaction: Most scores are based on responses to the following question: "All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole now? 1 dissatisfied to10 satisfied" (item code O-SLW/c/sq/n/10/a). Scores of ten nations are based on responses to a somewhat different question: "Suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder the worst possible life. Where on this ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?" The response was rated on a ladder scale ranging from 0 to 10 (item code O-BW/c/sq/l/11/c). We transformed the scores using the information of nations in which both this item and the above question on life-satisfaction had been used in about the same years.
  • Life satisfaction inequality: This data is indicative of how much citizens differ in enjoyment of their life-as-a-whole.Life-satisfaction assessed by means of surveys in samples of the general population. Scores may be too low in some countries, due to under sampling of rural and illiterate population. In this ranking the focus is not on the level of happiness in the country, but on inequality in happiness among citizens.Inequality in happiness can be measured by the dispersion of responses to survey-questions. The degree of dispersion can be expressed statistically in the standard deviation and surveys items rated on a 10 step numerical scale are particularly usefull for that purpose. Most scores are based on responses to the following question: "All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole now? 1 dissatisfied to10 satisfied".
  • Roller coasters: Number of roller coasters in each country. Includes both wooden and steel constructions.
  • Trust people: Percentage in 1990s surveys agreeing that people can be trusted.
  • Undesirable neighbours > Different race: Percentage in 1990s surveys thinking this group were undesirable neighbours.
  • Undesirable neighbours > Drug addicts: Percentage in 1990s surveys thinking this group were undesirable neighbours.
  • Undesirable neighbours > Heavy drinkers: Percentage in 1990s surveys thinking this group were undesirable neighbours.
  • Undesirable neighbours > Homosexuals: Percentage in 1990s surveys thinking this group were undesirable neighbours.
  • Undesirable neighbours > Immigrants: Percentage in 1990s surveys thinking this group were undesirable neighbours.
  • Will fight for country: Percentage in 1990s surveys responding that they are willing to fight for their country.
  • Undesirable neighbours > Political extremists: Percentage in 1990s surveys thinking this group were undesirable neighbours.
  • Freedom in decision making: Mean of self-ratings on ten-point scale - Survey in 1990s on freedom in decision making.
  • Somewhat interested in politics: Proportions in 1990s surveys responding that they are somewhat interested in politics.
  • Discuss politics frequently: Proportions in 1990s surveys responding that they discuss politics frequently.
  • Forced retirement during recession: Percentages in 1990s surveys agreeing with job priorities for men when jobs are scarce.
  • Confidence in social institutions > Police: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Undesirable neighbours > Emotionally unstable people: Percentage in 1990s surveys thinking this group were undesirable neighbours.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > 1970: Alcohol consumption - Litres per capita by population aged above 15 in 1970. Data not available for Greece, South Korea or Mexico.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > 1990: Alcohol consumption - Litres per capita by population aged above 15 in 1990.
  • Confidence in social institutions > Parliament: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Members of voluntary organisations > Education: Proportion saying they are active members of voluntary organisations in this category, 1990s surveys.
  • Members of voluntary organisations > Environmental: Proportion saying they are active members of voluntary organisations in this category, 1990s surveys.
  • Members of voluntary organisations > Parties: Proportion saying they are active members of voluntary organisations in this category, 1990s surveys.
  • Members of voluntary organisations > Sport: Proportion saying they are active members of voluntary organisations in this category, 1990s surveys.
  • Members of voluntary organisations > Professional: Proportion saying they are active members of voluntary organisations in this category, 1990s surveys.
  • Confidence in social institutions > Press: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Job priority for men during recession: Percentages in 1990s surveys agreeing with job priorities for men when jobs are scarce.
  • Political action > Attended a demonstration: Proportion of respondents in 1990s surveys who have ever attended a demonstration.
  • Confidence in social institutions > Companies: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Confidence in social institutions > Civil service: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Confidence in social institutions > Trade unions: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Jobs for native citizens during recession: Percentages in 1990s surveys agreeing with job priorities for men when jobs are scarce.
  • Political action > Joined a boycott: Proportion of respondents in 1990s surveys who have ever joined a boycott.
  • Leisure > Recreation and culture > Household expenditure on recreation and culture: Household expenditure on recreation and culture includes purchases of audio-visual, photographic and computer equipment; CDs and DVDs; musical instruments; camper vans; caravans; sports equipment; toys; domestic pets and related products; gardening tools and plants; newspapers; tickets to sporting matches, cinemas and theatres; and spending on gambling (including lottery tickets) less any winnings. It excludes expenditures on restaurants, hotels, and travel and holiday homes but includes package holidays.

    Government expenditures include administration of sporting, recreational and cultural affairs as well as the maintenance of zoos, botanical gardens, public beaches and parks; support for broadcasting services and, where present, support for religious, fraternal, civic, youth and other social organisations (including the operation and repair of facilities and payment to clergy and other officers.) Also included are grants to artists and arts companies. Capital outlays such as the construction of sports stadiums, public swimming pools, national theatres, opera houses and museums are included.

  • Leisure > Recreation and culture > Household and government expenditure on recreation and culture: Household expenditure on recreation and culture includes purchases of audio-visual, photographic and computer equipment; CDs and DVDs; musical instruments; camper vans; caravans; sports equipment; toys; domestic pets and related products; gardening tools and plants; newspapers; tickets to sporting matches, cinemas and theatres; and spending on gambling (including lottery tickets) less any winnings. It excludes expenditures on restaurants, hotels, and travel and holiday homes but includes package holidays.

    Government expenditures include administration of sporting, recreational and cultural affairs as well as the maintenance of zoos, botanical gardens, public beaches and parks; support for broadcasting services and, where present, support for religious, fraternal, civic, youth and other social organisations (including the operation and repair of facilities and payment to clergy and other officers.) Also included are grants to artists and arts companies. Capital outlays such as the construction of sports stadiums, public swimming pools, national theatres, opera houses and museums are included.

  • Society > Subjective well-being > Negative experience index: Measures of life satisfaction reflect the cognitive evaluation of life as a whole, now and five years from now, made by each person. The measures shown here are based on ladder-of-life questions, which ask respondents to rate their life from the worst (0) to the best (10) level, and refer to the share of people who rate their life (today and in the future) at step 7 or higher.

    Measures of positive and negative experiences and feelings refer to people who declared having experienced six different forms of negative and positive experiences during the previous day. Also shown are two composite indexes of positive and negative experiences, calculated at the individual record level. For each person, the 6 items are recoded so that positive answers are scored as 1 and negative answers (including “don’t know” and “refused to answer”) a 0; an individual record has an index calculated if it has at least 5 out of 6 valid scores. Each person’s composite index is the mean of valid items multiplied by 100, and the country level score shown in the table is the mean of all individual records for which an index was calculated.

    Population shares are calculated as a percentage of all respondents excluding those who refused or didn’t’ know how to answer the various survey questions.

  • Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Worry: Measures of life satisfaction reflect the cognitive evaluation of life as a whole, now and five years from now, made by each person. The measures shown here are based on ladder-of-life questions, which ask respondents to rate their life from the worst (0) to the best (10) level, and refer to the share of people who rate their life (today and in the future) at step 7 or higher.

    Measures of positive and negative experiences and feelings refer to people who declared having experienced six different forms of negative and positive experiences during the previous day. Also shown are two composite indexes of positive and negative experiences, calculated at the individual record level. For each person, the 6 items are recoded so that positive answers are scored as 1 and negative answers (including “don’t know” and “refused to answer”) a 0; an individual record has an index calculated if it has at least 5 out of 6 valid scores. Each person’s composite index is the mean of valid items multiplied by 100, and the country level score shown in the table is the mean of all individual records for which an index was calculated.

    Population shares are calculated as a percentage of all respondents excluding those who refused or didn’t’ know how to answer the various survey questions.

  • Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Boredom: Measures of life satisfaction reflect the cognitive evaluation of life as a whole, now and five years from now, made by each person. The measures shown here are based on ladder-of-life questions, which ask respondents to rate their life from the worst (0) to the best (10) level, and refer to the share of people who rate their life (today and in the future) at step 7 or higher.

    Measures of positive and negative experiences and feelings refer to people who declared having experienced six different forms of negative and positive experiences during the previous day. Also shown are two composite indexes of positive and negative experiences, calculated at the individual record level. For each person, the 6 items are recoded so that positive answers are scored as 1 and negative answers (including “don’t know” and “refused to answer”) a 0; an individual record has an index calculated if it has at least 5 out of 6 valid scores. Each person’s composite index is the mean of valid items multiplied by 100, and the country level score shown in the table is the mean of all individual records for which an index was calculated.

    Population shares are calculated as a percentage of all respondents excluding those who refused or didn’t’ know how to answer the various survey questions.

  • Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Depression: Measures of life satisfaction reflect the cognitive evaluation of life as a whole, now and five years from now, made by each person. The measures shown here are based on ladder-of-life questions, which ask respondents to rate their life from the worst (0) to the best (10) level, and refer to the share of people who rate their life (today and in the future) at step 7 or higher.

    Measures of positive and negative experiences and feelings refer to people who declared having experienced six different forms of negative and positive experiences during the previous day. Also shown are two composite indexes of positive and negative experiences, calculated at the individual record level. For each person, the 6 items are recoded so that positive answers are scored as 1 and negative answers (including “don’t know” and “refused to answer”) a 0; an individual record has an index calculated if it has at least 5 out of 6 valid scores. Each person’s composite index is the mean of valid items multiplied by 100, and the country level score shown in the table is the mean of all individual records for which an index was calculated.

    Population shares are calculated as a percentage of all respondents excluding those who refused or didn’t’ know how to answer the various survey questions.

  • Society > Subjective well-being > Positive experience index: Measures of life satisfaction reflect the cognitive evaluation of life as a whole, now and five years from now, made by each person. The measures shown here are based on ladder-of-life questions, which ask respondents to rate their life from the worst (0) to the best (10) level, and refer to the share of people who rate their life (today and in the future) at step 7 or higher.

    Measures of positive and negative experiences and feelings refer to people who declared having experienced six different forms of negative and positive experiences during the previous day. Also shown are two composite indexes of positive and negative experiences, calculated at the individual record level. For each person, the 6 items are recoded so that positive answers are scored as 1 and negative answers (including “don’t know” and “refused to answer”) a 0; an individual record has an index calculated if it has at least 5 out of 6 valid scores. Each person’s composite index is the mean of valid items multiplied by 100, and the country level score shown in the table is the mean of all individual records for which an index was calculated.

    Population shares are calculated as a percentage of all respondents excluding those who refused or didn’t’ know how to answer the various survey questions.

  • Society > Suicides > Suicide rates and per capita GDP > Suicide rate: Data on suicide rates are based on official registers on causes of death based on international conventions surrounding the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). The rates shown here are standardised using the OECD population structure of 1980, so as to allow controlling for differences in the age structure of the population across countries and over time. Suicide rates are expressed as deaths per 100 000 individuals.
  • Society > Suicides > Suicides rates and subjective life-evaluations > Suicide rates: Data on suicide rates are based on official registers on causes of death based on international conventions surrounding the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). The rates shown here are standardised using the OECD population structure of 1980, so as to allow controlling for differences in the age structure of the population across countries and over time. Suicide rates are expressed as deaths per 100 000 individuals.
  • Society > Suicides > Suicide rates by gender > Women: Data on suicide rates are based on official registers on causes of death based on international conventions surrounding the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). The rates shown here are standardised using the OECD population structure of 1980, so as to allow controlling for differences in the age structure of the population across countries and over time. Suicide rates are expressed as deaths per 100 000 individuals.
  • Security > Victimisation rates > Victimisation by type of crime > All conventional victimisation: Crime statistics shown here are based on the 2005 International Crime Victim Survey (ICVS), run by a consortium coordinated by the United Nations Interregional Criminal Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). ICVS data for European countries are drawn from the European Survey on Crime and Safety, organised by a consortium led by Gallup Europe. Previous waves of this survey were conducted in 1989, 1992, 1996 and 2000, and most results can be compared across waves.
  • Society > Volunteering and social support > Volunteering > Volunteered your time: A tool for valuing volunteering is provided by the new Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions in the System of National Accounts, developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civic Society Studies in co-operation with the United Nations Statistics Division. The Handbook recommends that countries regularly produce “satellite accounts” of the non-profit sector, providing a comprehensive picture of its size and operation. So far, eight OECD countries have implemented this handbook, with data referring to a year between 1999 and 2004, and four additional countries are committed to do so in the future.

    Beyond the comprehensive information available through these handbooks, information on the size of volunteering and social support is available for a larger number of countries through household surveys. The data presented here are drawn from the Gallup World Poll. Data on volunteering are based on the two following questions: “Have you donated money to an organization in the last month?” and “Have you volunteered your time to an organization in the last month?”. Data on social support from the same survey are based on the questions: “If you were in trouble, do you have relatives or friends you can count on to help you whenever you need them?” and “Have you helped a stranger or someone you didn’t know who needed help in the last month?”. Population shares are calculated as a percentage of all respondents excluding those who refused or didn’t’ know how to answer the various questions.

  • Amphetamine use per million: Percentage of people who have used amphetamines, generally for ages 15 and over. Spain and Greece: data for ages 15-64. Netherlands: data for ages 15-59. United Kingdom: data for ages 16-59. Germany: data for ages 18-59. Belgium: data for ages 18-65. France: data for ages 18-69. Data generally for 1999 or 1998. Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden: data for 1997. Austria: data for 1996. Denmark, France: data for 1995. Belgium: data for 1994. Canada: data for 1993. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Roller coasters per million: Number of roller coasters in each country. Includes both wooden and steel constructions. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Confidence in social institutions > Police per million: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Confidence in social institutions > Legal system per million: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Food and drink > Beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing: Value added in manufacturing is the sum of gross output less the value of intermediate inputs used in production for industries classified in ISIC major division 3. Food, beverages, and tobacco comprise ISIC division 31.
  • Confidence in social institutions > Legal system: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Leisure > Recreation and culture > Government expenditure on recreation and culture: Household expenditure on recreation and culture includes purchases of audio-visual, photographic and computer equipment; CDs and DVDs; musical instruments; camper vans; caravans; sports equipment; toys; domestic pets and related products; gardening tools and plants; newspapers; tickets to sporting matches, cinemas and theatres; and spending on gambling (including lottery tickets) less any winnings. It excludes expenditures on restaurants, hotels, and travel and holiday homes but includes package holidays.

    Government expenditures include administration of sporting, recreational and cultural affairs as well as the maintenance of zoos, botanical gardens, public beaches and parks; support for broadcasting services and, where present, support for religious, fraternal, civic, youth and other social organisations (including the operation and repair of facilities and payment to clergy and other officers.) Also included are grants to artists and arts companies. Capital outlays such as the construction of sports stadiums, public swimming pools, national theatres, opera houses and museums are included.

  • Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Anger: Measures of life satisfaction reflect the cognitive evaluation of life as a whole, now and five years from now, made by each person. The measures shown here are based on ladder-of-life questions, which ask respondents to rate their life from the worst (0) to the best (10) level, and refer to the share of people who rate their life (today and in the future) at step 7 or higher.

    Measures of positive and negative experiences and feelings refer to people who declared having experienced six different forms of negative and positive experiences during the previous day. Also shown are two composite indexes of positive and negative experiences, calculated at the individual record level. For each person, the 6 items are recoded so that positive answers are scored as 1 and negative answers (including “don’t know” and “refused to answer”) a 0; an individual record has an index calculated if it has at least 5 out of 6 valid scores. Each person’s composite index is the mean of valid items multiplied by 100, and the country level score shown in the table is the mean of all individual records for which an index was calculated.

    Population shares are calculated as a percentage of all respondents excluding those who refused or didn’t’ know how to answer the various survey questions.

  • Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Pain: Measures of life satisfaction reflect the cognitive evaluation of life as a whole, now and five years from now, made by each person. The measures shown here are based on ladder-of-life questions, which ask respondents to rate their life from the worst (0) to the best (10) level, and refer to the share of people who rate their life (today and in the future) at step 7 or higher.

    Measures of positive and negative experiences and feelings refer to people who declared having experienced six different forms of negative and positive experiences during the previous day. Also shown are two composite indexes of positive and negative experiences, calculated at the individual record level. For each person, the 6 items are recoded so that positive answers are scored as 1 and negative answers (including “don’t know” and “refused to answer”) a 0; an individual record has an index calculated if it has at least 5 out of 6 valid scores. Each person’s composite index is the mean of valid items multiplied by 100, and the country level score shown in the table is the mean of all individual records for which an index was calculated.

    Population shares are calculated as a percentage of all respondents excluding those who refused or didn’t’ know how to answer the various survey questions.

  • Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Sadness: Measures of life satisfaction reflect the cognitive evaluation of life as a whole, now and five years from now, made by each person. The measures shown here are based on ladder-of-life questions, which ask respondents to rate their life from the worst (0) to the best (10) level, and refer to the share of people who rate their life (today and in the future) at step 7 or higher.

    Measures of positive and negative experiences and feelings refer to people who declared having experienced six different forms of negative and positive experiences during the previous day. Also shown are two composite indexes of positive and negative experiences, calculated at the individual record level. For each person, the 6 items are recoded so that positive answers are scored as 1 and negative answers (including “don’t know” and “refused to answer”) a 0; an individual record has an index calculated if it has at least 5 out of 6 valid scores. Each person’s composite index is the mean of valid items multiplied by 100, and the country level score shown in the table is the mean of all individual records for which an index was calculated.

    Population shares are calculated as a percentage of all respondents excluding those who refused or didn’t’ know how to answer the various survey questions.

  • Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting positive experiences > Enjoyment: Measures of life satisfaction reflect the cognitive evaluation of life as a whole, now and five years from now, made by each person. The measures shown here are based on ladder-of-life questions, which ask respondents to rate their life from the worst (0) to the best (10) level, and refer to the share of people who rate their life (today and in the future) at step 7 or higher.

    Measures of positive and negative experiences and feelings refer to people who declared having experienced six different forms of negative and positive experiences during the previous day. Also shown are two composite indexes of positive and negative experiences, calculated at the individual record level. For each person, the 6 items are recoded so that positive answers are scored as 1 and negative answers (including “don’t know” and “refused to answer”) a 0; an individual record has an index calculated if it has at least 5 out of 6 valid scores. Each person’s composite index is the mean of valid items multiplied by 100, and the country level score shown in the table is the mean of all individual records for which an index was calculated.

    Population shares are calculated as a percentage of all respondents excluding those who refused or didn’t’ know how to answer the various survey questions.

  • Food and drink > Exports > % of merchandise > Exports: Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels).
  • Society > Volunteering and social support > Social support > Helped a stranger: A tool for valuing volunteering is provided by the new Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions in the System of National Accounts, developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civic Society Studies in co-operation with the United Nations Statistics Division. The Handbook recommends that countries regularly produce “satellite accounts” of the non-profit sector, providing a comprehensive picture of its size and operation. So far, eight OECD countries have implemented this handbook, with data referring to a year between 1999 and 2004, and four additional countries are committed to do so in the future.

    Beyond the comprehensive information available through these handbooks, information on the size of volunteering and social support is available for a larger number of countries through household surveys. The data presented here are drawn from the Gallup World Poll. Data on volunteering are based on the two following questions: “Have you donated money to an organization in the last month?” and “Have you volunteered your time to an organization in the last month?”. Data on social support from the same survey are based on the questions: “If you were in trouble, do you have relatives or friends you can count on to help you whenever you need them?” and “Have you helped a stranger or someone you didn’t know who needed help in the last month?”. Population shares are calculated as a percentage of all respondents excluding those who refused or didn’t’ know how to answer the various questions.

  • Society > Volunteering and social support > Volunteering > Donated money: A tool for valuing volunteering is provided by the new Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions in the System of National Accounts, developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civic Society Studies in co-operation with the United Nations Statistics Division. The Handbook recommends that countries regularly produce “satellite accounts” of the non-profit sector, providing a comprehensive picture of its size and operation. So far, eight OECD countries have implemented this handbook, with data referring to a year between 1999 and 2004, and four additional countries are committed to do so in the future.

    Beyond the comprehensive information available through these handbooks, information on the size of volunteering and social support is available for a larger number of countries through household surveys. The data presented here are drawn from the Gallup World Poll. Data on volunteering are based on the two following questions: “Have you donated money to an organization in the last month?” and “Have you volunteered your time to an organization in the last month?”. Data on social support from the same survey are based on the questions: “If you were in trouble, do you have relatives or friends you can count on to help you whenever you need them?” and “Have you helped a stranger or someone you didn’t know who needed help in the last month?”. Population shares are calculated as a percentage of all respondents excluding those who refused or didn’t’ know how to answer the various questions.

  • Quality of life index: Quality of Life Index is an estimation of overall quality of life by using empirical formula (the formula is an our opinion and it's based on experiments). The actual formula might be changed. Currently, we put the highest weight to pollution - if the environment is polluted too much, the economy or safety cannot fulfill it. We put the second highest importance to safety, since it is more important to feel safe rather than wealthy, in our opinion. etc. The number 65 is added so that the numbers are in such range so it rarely goes under zero (65 is a range modifier).
  • Members of voluntary organisations > Charity: Proportion saying they are active members of voluntary organisations in this category, 1990s surveys.
  • Political action > Signed a petition: Proportion of respondents in 1990s surveys who have ever signed a petition.
  • Undesirable neighbours > People with AIDS: Percentage in 1990s surveys thinking this group were undesirable neighbours.
  • Members of voluntary organisations > Unions: Proportion saying they are active members of voluntary organisations in this category, 1990s surveys.
  • Food and drink > Soft drink > Consumption: Consumption of carbonated soft drinks. Litres per person per year, 2002.
  • Food and drink > Tea > Consumption: Kilograms of tea consumed per person per year, 2002.
  • Food and drink > Wine > Consumption: Litres of wine consumed per person per year (2002).
  • Very proud of their nationality: Percentage responding in 1990s surveys that they were very proud of their nationality.
  • Food and drink > Exports: Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels)."
  • Food and drink > Imports > % of merchandise imports: Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels)."
  • Food and drink > Fruit juice > Consumption: Consumption of fruit juices. Litres per person per year, 2002.
  • Food and drink > Total spirit > Consumption: Litres of spirits consumed per person per year, 2002.
  • Undesirable neighbours > Criminal record holders: Percentage in 1990s surveys thinking this group were undesirable neighbours.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > Current: Alcohol consumption - Litres per capita by population aged above 15. (Data for 2003).
  • Food and drink > Coffee > Consumption: Kilograms of coffee consumed per person per year, 2002.
  • Food and drink > Beer > Consumption: Litres of beer consumed per person per year (2002).
  • Food and drink > Pork > Consumption per capita: Measures taken in 1997 and based on carcass weight. Selected Nations only.
  • Not proud of their nationality: Percentage responding in 1990s surveys that they were not proud of their nationality.
  • Food and drink > Bottled water > Consumption: Consumption of bottled water. Litres per person per year, 2002.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > 2000: Alcohol consumption - Litres per capita by population aged above 15 in 2000.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > 1960: Alcohol consumption - Litres per capita by population aged above 15 in 1960. Data not available for United Kingdom, South Korea or Mexico.
  • Confidence in social institutions > Church: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Confidence in social institutions > Armed forces: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > 1980: Alcohol consumption - Litres per capita by population aged above 15 in 1980. Data not available for South Korea.
STAT Canada Denmark HISTORY
Amphetamine use 0.15%
Ranked 22nd.
0.68%
Ranked 7th. 5 times more than Canada
Cannabis use 7.41%
Ranked 8th. 84% more than Denmark
4.02%
Ranked 15th.
Financial satisfaction 7.1
Ranked 5th.
7.2
Ranked 4th. 1% more than Canada
Happiness level > Very happy 32%
Ranked 16th.
36%
Ranked 13th. 13% more than Canada
Happiness net 75%
Ranked 17th.
91%
Ranked 3rd. 21% more than Canada
Life satisfaction 7.6
Ranked 7th.
8
Ranked 2nd. 5% more than Canada
Life satisfaction inequality 2
Ranked 81st.
2.1
Ranked 74th. 5% more than Canada
Roller coasters 51
Ranked 8th. 55% more than Denmark
33
Ranked 11th.
Trust people 53%
Ranked 6th.
58%
Ranked 3rd. 9% more than Canada
Undesirable neighbours > Different race 5%
Ranked 15th.
7%
Ranked 11th. 40% more than Canada
Undesirable neighbours > Drug addicts 63%
Ranked 9th. 17% more than Denmark
54%
Ranked 13th.
Undesirable neighbours > Heavy drinkers 55%
Ranked 7th. 62% more than Denmark
34%
Ranked 16th.
Undesirable neighbours > Homosexuals 30%
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Denmark
12%
Ranked 15th.
Undesirable neighbours > Immigrants 6%
Ranked 13th.
12%
Ranked 8th. Twice as much as Canada
Will fight for country 68%
Ranked 10th.
89%
Ranked 3rd. 31% more than Canada
Quality of life > 2005 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality-of-life_index">7.599</a> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality-of-life_index">7.797</a>
Undesirable neighbours > Political extremists 33%
Ranked 14th. 3 times more than Denmark
10%
Ranked 16th.
Freedom in decision making 7.6
Ranked 3rd. 9% more than Denmark
7
Ranked 8th.
Somewhat interested in politics 58%
Ranked 5th. 7% more than Denmark
54%
Ranked 10th.
Discuss politics frequently 19%
Ranked 5th.
24%
Ranked 2nd. 26% more than Canada
Forced retirement during recession 31%
Ranked 12th. 29% more than Denmark
24%
Ranked 14th.
Confidence in social institutions > Police 84%
Ranked 3rd.
89%
Ranked 1st. 6% more than Canada
Undesirable neighbours > Emotionally unstable people 30%
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Denmark
11%
Ranked 16th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > 1970 8.8 litres per capita
Ranked 15th. 2% more than Denmark
8.6 litres per capita
Ranked 16th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > 1990 7.4 litres per capita
Ranked 25th.
11.7 litres per capita
Ranked 11th. 58% more than Canada
Confidence in social institutions > Parliament 37%
Ranked 13th.
42%
Ranked 8th. 14% more than Canada
Members of voluntary organisations > Education 9%
Ranked 5th. 80% more than Denmark
5%
Ranked 13th.
Members of voluntary organisations > Environmental 4%
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Denmark
1%
Ranked 17th.
Members of voluntary organisations > Parties 4%
Ranked 4th. Twice as much as Denmark
2%
Ranked 16th.
Members of voluntary organisations > Sport 13%
Ranked 8th. 18% more than Denmark
11%
Ranked 9th.
Members of voluntary organisations > Professional 5%
Ranked 4th. 67% more than Denmark
3%
Ranked 10th.
Confidence in social institutions > Press 46%
Ranked 2nd. 48% more than Denmark
31%
Ranked 12th.
Job priority for men during recession 19%
Ranked 12th. 73% more than Denmark
11%
Ranked 15th.
Political action > Attended a demonstration 22%
Ranked 9th.
27%
Ranked 3rd. 23% more than Canada
Confidence in social institutions > Companies 51%
Ranked 8th. 34% more than Denmark
38%
Ranked 16th.
Confidence in social institutions > Civil service 50%
Ranked 4th.
51%
Ranked 3rd. 2% more than Canada
Confidence in social institutions > Trade unions 35%
Ranked 10th.
46%
Ranked 3rd. 31% more than Canada
Jobs for native citizens during recession 53%
Ranked 10th. The same as Denmark
53%
Ranked 12th.
Political action > Joined a boycott 24%
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Denmark
11%
Ranked 11th.
Leisure > Recreation and culture > Household expenditure on recreation and culture 5.44%
Ranked 10th.
5.61%
Ranked 9th. 3% more than Canada
Leisure > Recreation and culture > Household and government expenditure on recreation and culture 6.37%
Ranked 10th.
7.16%
Ranked 3rd. 12% more than Canada
Society > Subjective well-being > Negative experience index 21.33 2008 or latest available
Ranked 20th. 41% more than Denmark
15.13 2008 or latest available
Ranked 28th.
Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Worry 32.32%
Ranked 13th. 37% more than Denmark
23.65%
Ranked 25th.
Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Boredom 22.37%
Ranked 9th. 83% more than Denmark
12.26%
Ranked 24th.
Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Depression 7.35%
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than Denmark
2.88%
Ranked 28th.
Society > Subjective well-being > Positive experience index 80.54 2008 or latest available
Ranked 1st. 5% more than Denmark
76.78 2008 or latest available
Ranked 6th.
Society > Suicides > Suicide rates and per capita GDP > Suicide rate 10.6 Per 100 000 persons, 2004
Ranked 18th.
11.3 Per 100 000 persons, 2004
Ranked 15th. 7% more than Canada
Society > Suicides > Suicides rates and subjective life-evaluations > Suicide rates 10.6 11.3
Society > Suicides > Suicide rates by gender > Women 4.6 Per 100 000 persons, 2004
Ranked 16th.
6.3 Per 100 000 persons, 2004
Ranked 9th. 37% more than Canada
Security > Victimisation rates > Victimisation by type of crime > All conventional victimisation 17.2%
Ranked 11th.
18.8%
Ranked 6th. 9% more than Canada
Society > Volunteering and social support > Volunteering > Volunteered your time 38.06%
Ranked 4th. 93% more than Denmark
19.75%
Ranked 18th.
Amphetamine use per million 0.00492%
Ranked 22nd.
0.128%
Ranked 4th. 26 times more than Canada
Roller coasters per million 1.57
Ranked 14th.
6.07
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Canada
Confidence in social institutions > Police per million 3.02%
Ranked 10th.
17.31%
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Canada
Confidence in social institutions > Legal system per million 1.94%
Ranked 11th.
15.37%
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than Canada
Food and drink > Beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 16.14%
Ranked 48th.
22.25%
Ranked 39th. 38% more than Canada

Confidence in social institutions > Legal system 54%
Ranked 11th.
79%
Ranked 1st. 46% more than Canada
Leisure > Recreation and culture > Government expenditure on recreation and culture 0.89%
Ranked 18th.
1.55%
Ranked 4th. 74% more than Canada
Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Anger 13.97%
Ranked 18th. 5% more than Denmark
13.32%
Ranked 21st.
Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Pain 24.45%
Ranked 10th. 16% more than Denmark
21.05%
Ranked 20th.
Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Sadness 14.32%
Ranked 23th. 17% more than Denmark
12.2%
Ranked 26th.
Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting positive experiences > Enjoyment 90.64%
Ranked 1st. 2% more than Denmark
88.83%
Ranked 3rd.
Food and drink > Exports > % of merchandise > Exports 6.79%
Ranked 74th.
17.59%
Ranked 40th. 3 times more than Canada

Society > Volunteering and social support > Social support > Helped a stranger 66.02%
Ranked 1st. 45% more than Denmark
45.61%
Ranked 15th.
Society > Volunteering and social support > Volunteering > Donated money 65.63%
Ranked 10th.
67.69%
Ranked 8th. 3% more than Canada
Quality of life index 174.8
Ranked 6th. 5% more than Denmark
167.06
Ranked 9th.
Members of voluntary organisations > Charity 6%
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Denmark
2%
Ranked 17th.
Political action > Signed a petition 77%
Ranked 2nd. 51% more than Denmark
51%
Ranked 12th.
Undesirable neighbours > People with AIDS 21%
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than Denmark
9%
Ranked 16th.
Members of voluntary organisations > Unions 4%
Ranked 7th. 33% more than Denmark
3%
Ranked 10th.
Food and drink > Soft drink > Consumption 119.8 litres
Ranked 4th. 50% more than Denmark
80 litres
Ranked 12th.
Food and drink > Tea > Consumption 0.2 kgs
Ranked 14th. The same as Denmark
0.2 kgs
Ranked 16th.
Food and drink > Wine > Consumption 10 litres
Ranked 16th.
32 litres
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than Canada
Very proud of their nationality 60%
Ranked 4th. 43% more than Denmark
42%
Ranked 10th.
Food and drink > Exports 11.46
Ranked 67th.
18.94
Ranked 51st. 65% more than Canada

Food and drink > Imports > % of merchandise imports 8.05%
Ranked 95th.
13.33%
Ranked 49th. 66% more than Canada

Food and drink > Fruit juice > Consumption 52.6 litres
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Denmark
15.7 litres
Ranked 16th.
Food and drink > Total spirit > Consumption 4.3 litres
Ranked 8th. 59% more than Denmark
2.7 litres
Ranked 13th.
Undesirable neighbours > Criminal record holders 43%
Ranked 7th. 54% more than Denmark
28%
Ranked 13th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > Current 7.8 litres per capita
Ranked 23th.
11.5 litres per capita
Ranked 7th. 47% more than Canada
Food and drink > Coffee > Consumption 2.4 kgs
Ranked 13th.
9.7 kgs
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Canada
Food and drink > Beer > Consumption 70 litres
Ranked 12th.
98 litres
Ranked 4th. 40% more than Canada
Food and drink > Pork > Consumption per capita 66.2
Ranked 11th.
142.6
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Canada
Not proud of their nationality 6%
Ranked 14th.
13%
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than Canada
Food and drink > Bottled water > Consumption 29.7 litres
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than Denmark
11.4 litres
Ranked 16th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > 2000 7.7 litres per capita
Ranked 24th.
11.5 litres per capita
Ranked 8th. 49% more than Canada
Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > 1960 7 litres per capita
Ranked 12th. 27% more than Denmark
5.5 litres per capita
Ranked 15th.
Confidence in social institutions > Church 63%
Ranked 3rd. 34% more than Denmark
47%
Ranked 9th.
Confidence in social institutions > Armed forces 57%
Ranked 7th. 24% more than Denmark
46%
Ranked 12th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > 1980 10.7 litres per capita
Ranked 18th.
11.7 litres per capita
Ranked 16th. 9% more than Canada

SOURCES: OECD; World Values Survey; World Values Survey 2005; World Database of Happiness, Happiness in Nations, Rank Report 2004/1  Average happiness in 90 nations 1990-2000; World Database of Happiness, Happiness in Nations, Rank Report 2004/3b. Equality of  happiness in 90 nations 1990-2000. How much citizens differ in enjoyment of their life as a whole; The Roller Coaster Database, 2006.; Economist Intelligence Unitƒ??s The Quality-of-Life calculated in 2005); OECD Health Data 2005; OECD Country statistical profiles 2009; OECD. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; The Roller Coaster Database, 2006. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Values Survey. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Development Indicators database; quality of life; Global Market Information Database, published by Euromonitor; World Bank staff estimates from the Comtrade database maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division.; USDA Census of Agriculture

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