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Greece records lowest life satisfaction rating of all OECD countries

Jul 2nd, 2015 by

For more than half of the 34 nations, life satisfaction levels have not returned to pre-economic crisis rates, an ONS report shows

Levels of life satisfaction have not recovered to pre-economic crisis rates in more than half of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries – the world’s most advanced economies.

The lowest average score for personal wellbeing is registered in Greece. It is the only country among the OECD’s 34 not to have seen an increase in GDP per capita between 2007 and 2014. Trust in the government plummeted to 13% in 2012 from 38% five years ago. According to a release by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the country was also lowest for feelings of safety and the proportion of people who feel optimistic about the future.

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