|Participation and trust||Personal characteristics||Periods||Happiness Not happy (%)||Happiness Happy (%)||Satisfaction with life Not satisfied with life (%)||Satisfaction with life Satisfied with life (%)|
|Total participation and trust||Total population||2010 new method||16||84||15||85|
|Total participation and trust||Total population||2012||17||83||17||83|
|Club participation: no||Total population||2010 new method||18||82||17||83|
|Club participation: no||Total population||2012||20||80||21||79|
|Club participation: yes||Total population||2010 new method||13||87||12||88|
|Club participation: yes||Total population||2012||13||87||12||88|
|Church attendance: at least once a week||Total population||2010 new method||13||87||12||88|
|Church attendance: at least once a week||Total population||2012||12||88||13||87|
|Church attendance: twice or three times||Total population||2010 new method||17||83||18||82|
|Church attendance: twice or three times||Total population||2012||.||.||.||.|
|Church attendance: once a month||Total population||2010 new method||15||85||13||87|
|Church attendance: once a month||Total population||2012||.||.||.||.|
|Church attendance:less than once a month||Total population||2010 new method||14||86||10||90|
|Church attendance:less than once a month||Total population||2012||11||89||12||88|
|Church attendance: rarely or never||Total population||2010 new method||17||83||16||84|
|Church attendance: rarely or never||Total population||2012||18||82||18||82|
|Political activities: no||Total population||2010 new method||17||83||15||85|
|Political activities: no||Total population||2012||16||84||16||84|
|Political activities: yes||Total population||2010 new method||15||85||15||85|
|Political activities: yes||Total population||2012||17||83||18||82|
|Volunteer work: no||Total population||2010 new method||19||81||18||82|
|Volunteer work: no||Total population||2012||21||79||21||79|
|Volunteer work: yes||Total population||2010 new method||13||87||12||88|
|Volunteer work: yes||Total population||2012||12||88||13||87|
|Trust in House of Representatives: no||Total population||2010 new method||19||81||18||82|
|Trust in House of Representatives: no||Total population||2012||19||81||20||80|
|Trust in House of Representatives: yes||Total population||2010 new method||12||88||12||88|
|Trust in House of Representatives: yes||Total population||2012||11||89||12||88|
|Trust in the police: no||Total population||2010 new method||21||79||19||81|
|Trust in the police: no||Total population||2012||24||76||24||76|
|Trust in the police: yes||Total population||2010 new method||14||86||14||86|
|Trust in the police: yes||Total population||2012||13||87||14||86|
|Trust in judges: no||Total population||2010 new method||20||80||18||82|
|Trust in judges: no||Total population||2012||20||80||20||80|
|Trust in judges: yes||Total population||2010 new method||14||86||14||86|
|Trust in judges: yes||Total population||2012||15||85||16||84|
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?
- Not happy
- Share of the population who responded ‘not happy, not unhappy’, ‘not very happy’ or ‘unhappy’ to the question ‘To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person?’.
- Share of the population who responded ‘happy’ or ‘very happy’ to the question ‘To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person?’.
- Satisfaction with life
- Not satisfied with life
- Share of the population who responded ‘fairly satisfied’ or ‘not so satisfied’ to the question ‘to what extend are you satisfied with the life you’re currently living?’.
- Satisfied with life
- Share of the population who responded’, ‘very satisfied’ or ‘exceptionally satisfied’ to the question ‘to what extend are you satisfied with the life you’re currently living?’.