23 January 2015 - Three in ten Brits happy with their lives
Just three in ten Brits are happy with their lives
Rose Troup Buchanan (The Independent)
Just three in ten Britons are happy with their lives, while only seven per cent reported feeling happy with their physical appearance, a new survey reveals.
A study of more than 2,000 people found that 69 per cent thought they were unhappily trapped in a routine and 42 per cent felt actively unhappy with their lives.
Many people responded that money worries, relationship issues and even the British weather all contributed to them feeling down.
The survey, commissioned by e-cigarette manufacturer blu eCigs, comes the week of Blue Monday when people are traditionally supposed to be at their lowest ebb of the year.
Staff (The London Economic)
A new study has revealed the top 20 things Brits worry about, with money, dead-end relationships and unfulfilling jobs among the main reason people in the UK say they’re unhappy.
A meagre three in ten Brits are ‘happy with their lives’, the survey 2,000 people found, with 69 per cent feeling trapped in the same old routine and 40 per cent of people actively unhappy with the way they look. Lifestyle niggles, worrying about their image and even the British weather were also listed among the top 20 reasons for feeling fed-up, with nearly three-quarters succumbing to the winter blues.
The research found fears over ageing, mounting debt and work stress among the 20 most common worries for the average Brit. But despite 69 per cent saying they are stuck in a rut, the majority don’t make changes to their lives as they struggle to know where to start.
Staff (The Daily Mail)
Lifestyle niggles, worrying about their image and even the British weather were listed among the top 20 reasons for feeling worried, with nearly three-quarters succumbing to the winter blues.
Just seven per cent described themselves as very happy with their image, while a confidence-lacking 40 per cent of people are actively unhappy with the way they look, results showed.
Commissioned by blu eCigs, the study revealed that the majority of people don't make changes to their lives because they struggle to know where to start.
Jacob Fuller, CEO of blu eCigs, said 'A lot of people set out to make changes to their lives in January but find it a struggle and end facing a case of the January blues.
Staff (Worcester News)
Top 20 worries in the West Midlands:
1. Getting old in general
2. Worried about savings/ financial future
4. Low energy levels
5. Other financial debts
6. Worried about physique
7. Job security
8. Other financial debts
9. Paying rent/mortgage
10. Credit card debt
11. Wrinkles or aging appearance
12. Seem to be generally unhappy
13. Whether or not they are attractive
14. Need to find a new job
15. Whether their partner still loves them
16. Finding the right partner/ whether the current partner is right for them
17. In the right career?
18. Whether they are a good parent/ raising kids right
19. Arguments with a friend or family member
20. Pet's health
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"23 January 2015 - Three in ten Brits happy with their lives", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2015. Consulté le 09/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2015/23-january-2015-three-in-ten-brits-happy-with-their-lives