- 15+ aged, general public, EU 25 member states, 2001-2006
- N = 25
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's Label
- Estimated development personal situation in last five years
- Our Classification
- Minimum: -20; maximum +52 (range 0-100)
- If you compare your actual personal situation with your personal situation five years ago, would you say your personal situation has improved, deteriorated, or remained unchanged?
2: remained unchanged
Computation: % of people estimating their personal situation has improved in the past 5 years (score 3), minus % of people estimating their personal situation has deteriorated (score 1).
Observed Relation with Happiness
Figure 1 shows relationship between surplus % people perceiving an improvement in the past 5 years instead of deterioration (horizontally; six nations have a negative score) and surplus % of people expecting an improvement in the next 5 years instead of deterioration (vertically, no negative scores). (r=0,84; p<0,01; n=25)
The dots represent nations; the size of the dots represents % happy people in these nations.