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Group of 7 countries (G7) Compared by Lifestyle > Society > Subjective well-being > Negative experience index

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 France 68.54 2008 or latest available 2009
2 Italy 67.44 2008 or latest available 2009
3 Germany 66.6 2008 or latest available 2009
4 Japan 24.63 2008 or latest available 2009
5 United States 24.57 2008 or latest available 2009
6 United Kingdom 22.56 2008 or latest available 2009
7 Canada 21.33 2008 or latest available 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Lifestyle > Society > Subjective well-being > Negative experience index. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Group-of-7-countries-(G7)/Lifestyle/Society/Subjective-well--being/Negative-experience-index

Group of 7 countries (G7) Compared by Lifestyle > Society > Subjective well-being > Negative experience index

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