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New measures show happiness of New Zealanders

Wednesday, July 6, 2022   Posted in: Resources and Information By: Administrator With tags: survey, wellbeing, data analysis, data

Statistics New Zealand media release: 5th July 2022

New data from the 2021 General Social Survey (GSS) found that over three-quarters (78 percent) of New Zealanders rated their happiness the previous day as at least 7 out of 10, Stats NZ said today.

When asked to rate how happy they felt the previous day (on a scale from 0 to 10 where 0 is not at all happy and 10 is completely happy), over a third (37 percent) of New Zealanders reported very high levels of happiness (9 to 10).

On a similar scale, over half of New Zealanders (53 percent) reported very low anxiety levels (0 to 2), while only 3.4 percent reported very high anxiety levels (9 to 10). Women were over twice as likely as men to report very high (9 to 10) levels of anxiety the previous day (4.6 percent and 2.2 percent, respectively).

Read more on how these measures show happiness of New Zealanders.

Visit the Stats NZ website to read more news stories on the findings of the 2021 General Social Survey:

Download the CSV files for the 2021 General Social Survey data.