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Lifestyle > Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting positive experiences > Enjoyment: 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 Canada 90.64% 2009
2 United States 88.99% 2009
3 Denmark 88.83% 2009
4 Norway 88.1% 2009
5 Ireland 86.83% 2009
6 Sweden 86.75% 2009
7 Switzerland 86.12% 2009
8 Netherlands 84.95% 2009
9 New Zealand 84.56% 2009
10 Austria 84.4% 2009
11 Australia 83.22% 2009
12 Mexico 82.67% 2009
13 United Kingdom 82.4% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 79.35% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 79.25% 2009
14 Belgium 79.07% 2009
15 Czech Republic 77.88% 2009
16 Hungary 77.1% 2009
17 Greece 77.09% 2009
18 France 76.99% 2009
19 Poland 76.76% 2009
20 Slovakia 74.9% 2009
21 Finland 73.22% 2009
22 Germany 73.13% 2009
23 Japan 71.77% 2009
24 Italy 71.52% 2009
25 South Korea 64.97% 2009
26 Portugal 64.85% 2009
27 Spain 63.2% 2009
28 Turkey 49.92% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Lifestyle > Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting positive experiences > Enjoyment. 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-positive-experiences/Enjoyment

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