85% of UK citizens have more positive than negative daily experiences

UK citizens are some of the most satisfied in the industrialised world, according to a new report

The How’s Life? report, published in November by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), found that 85% of British people claim they have more positive experiences in a normal day than negative ones. The average for all countries surveyed was 80%.

The report also highlights a strong sense of community in the UK, with 95% of those surveyed stating that they know someone they could rely on in time of need – higher than the OECD average of 90%.

The How’s Life? report is a biannual assessment of wellbeing in the 34 OECD countries and selected emerging economies. The report measures 11 aspects of wellbeing including jobs, health, education and overall satisfaction with life.

The report ranks the UK as above average in several areas including earnings, housing and environmental quality.