This table contains information on the wellbeing of the Dutch population aged 18 years and older in terms of happiness and satisfaction with life. These subjects are broken down by various characteristics of social participation and institutional trust, i.e. participation in club activities, church attendance, participation in political activities, doing volunteer work, trust in the House of Representatives, the police and the judiciary. The data are also broken down by personal characteristics, that is gender, age and origin. The data are based on the Health Interview Survey (POLS, 2003-2009), the Voluntary Work and Social Cohesion module (V&S, 2010 old method) and the Social Cohesion and Well-being survey (SocSam, 2010 new method, 2012).
Data available from 2003 till 2012.
Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are definite.
Changes as of 16 January 2015:
This table has been discontinued.
Changes as of 16-12-2013:
In 2010 the survey was redesigned. As a consequence, statistics from 2010 onwards are not completely comparable to statistics from previous years. For 2010 there are statistics based on both the old as well as the new method. More information on the redesign can be found in paragraph 4.
When will new figures be published?
|Participation and trust||Periods||HappinessNot happy (%)||HappinessHappy (%)||Satisfaction with lifeNot satisfied with life (%)||Satisfaction with lifeSatisfied with life (%)|
|Total participation and trust||2010 new method||16||84||15||85|
|Total participation and trust||2012||17||83||17||83|
|Club participation: no||2010 new method||18||82||17||83|
|Club participation: no||2012||20||80||21||79|
|Club participation: yes||2010 new method||13||87||12||88|
|Club participation: yes||2012||13||87||12||88|
|Church attendance: at least once a week||2010 new method||13||87||12||88|
|Church attendance: at least once a week||2012||12||88||13||87|
|Church attendance: twice or three times||2010 new method||17||83||18||82|
|Church attendance: twice or three times||2012||.||.||.||.|
|Church attendance: once a month||2010 new method||15||85||13||87|
|Church attendance: once a month||2012||.||.||.||.|
|Church attendance:less than once a month||2010 new method||14||86||10||90|
|Church attendance:less than once a month||2012||11||89||12||88|
|Church attendance: rarely or never||2010 new method||17||83||16||84|
|Church attendance: rarely or never||2012||18||82||18||82|
|Political activities: no||2010 new method||17||83||15||85|
|Political activities: no||2012||16||84||16||84|
|Political activities: yes||2010 new method||15||85||15||85|
|Political activities: yes||2012||17||83||18||82|
|Volunteer work: no||2010 new method||19||81||18||82|
|Volunteer work: no||2012||21||79||21||79|
|Volunteer work: yes||2010 new method||13||87||12||88|
|Volunteer work: yes||2012||12||88||13||87|
|Trust in House of Representatives: no||2010 new method||19||81||18||82|
|Trust in House of Representatives: no||2012||19||81||20||80|
|Trust in House of Representatives: yes||2010 new method||12||88||12||88|
|Trust in House of Representatives: yes||2012||11||89||12||88|
|Trust in the police: no||2010 new method||21||79||19||81|
|Trust in the police: no||2012||24||76||24||76|
|Trust in the police: yes||2010 new method||14||86||14||86|
|Trust in the police: yes||2012||13||87||14||86|
|Trust in judges: no||2010 new method||20||80||18||82|
|Trust in judges: no||2012||20||80||20||80|
|Trust in judges: yes||2010 new method||14||86||14||86|
|Trust in judges: yes||2012||15||85||16||84|