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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
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
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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