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Lifestyle > Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Boredom: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Turkey 60.3% 2009
2 Mexico 30.82% 2009
3 United States 29.78% 2009
4 South Korea 29.68% 2009
5 Greece 29.07% 2009
6 United Kingdom 27.13% 2009
7 New Zealand 24.04% 2009
8 Italy 23.66% 2009
9 Canada 22.37% 2009
10 Poland 22.28% 2009
11 Norway 22.18% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 22.08% 2009
12 Japan 21.85% 2009
13 Ireland 21.6% 2009
14 Spain 20.81% 2009
15 Australia 20.33% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 19.54% 2009
16 Sweden 19.04% 2009
17 Finland 18.1% 2009
18 Slovakia 16.85% 2009
19 Portugal 16.21% 2009
20 France 16.04% 2009
21 Czech Republic 14.86% 2009
22 Switzerland 14.21% 2009
23 Germany 13.73% 2009
24 Denmark 12.26% 2009
25 Austria 11.61% 2009
26 Belgium 11.46% 2009
27 Hungary 10.1% 2009
28 Netherlands 9.48% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Lifestyle > Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Boredom. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Lifestyle/Society/Subjective-well--being/People-reporting-negative-experiences/Boredom

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