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ONS happiness survey questions revealed

24 Feb 2011 | BBC News

UK households are to be asked how satisfied they are with their lives in survey measuring happiness. The Office for National Statistics has published questions it is adding to an existing nationwide poll from April.

People will be asked to rank from nought to 10 how "satisfied" they are, and how "anxious" they felt yesterday. The ONS says the aim is to get a fuller picture of "how society is doing" than can be found simply by using economic indicators such as GDP.

The first results are due to be published by the middle of next year.

After becoming Conservative leader in 2005, David Cameron said gauging people's feelings was one of the "central political issues of our time". The ONS will add the subjective questions to its next annual Integrated Household Survey.

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