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Release: Measuring Subjective Wellbeing in the UK, Investigation of subjective well-being data from the ONS Opinions Survey

Released: 01 December 2011

Categories: People and Places, Communities, Societal Wellbeing

Frequency of release: Ad-hoc

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK and GB

This report reviews:

  • what is subjective well-being and why should we measure it?

  • how subjective well-being is currently measured in the UK - what subjective well-being questions are already being asked on major social surveys in the UK

  • the potential uses of subjective well-being data collected via these surveys

It concludes that subjective well-being is a valid construct that can be measured reliably.

This is the first output of ONS's work on subjective wellbeing.

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