Wellbeing; participation and trust, 2003-2012

Wellbeing; participation and trust, 2003-2012

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 Origin: Western foreign background 2003 17 83 16 84
Total participation and trust Origin: Western foreign background 2004 14 86 16 84
Total participation and trust Origin: Western foreign background 2005 17 83 15 85
Total participation and trust Origin: Western foreign background 2006 13 87 16 84
Total participation and trust Origin: Western foreign background 2007 15 85 16 84
Total participation and trust Origin: Western foreign background 2008 15 85 15 85
Total participation and trust Origin: Western foreign background 2009 12 88 17 83
Total participation and trust Origin: Western foreign background 2010 old method 15 85 18 82
Total participation and trust Origin: Western foreign background 2010 new method 19 81 18 82
Total participation and trust Origin: Western foreign background 2012 19 81 21 79
Total participation and trust Origin: Non-western foreign background 2003 28 72 25 75
Total participation and trust Origin: Non-western foreign background 2004 28 72 27 73
Total participation and trust Origin: Non-western foreign background 2005 28 72 27 73
Total participation and trust Origin: Non-western foreign background 2006 22 78 28 72
Total participation and trust Origin: Non-western foreign background 2007 25 75 19 81
Total participation and trust Origin: Non-western foreign background 2008 23 77 19 81
Total participation and trust Origin: Non-western foreign background 2009 22 78 24 76
Total participation and trust Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 old method 23 77 22 78
Total participation and trust Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 new method 26 74 20 80
Total participation and trust Origin: Non-western foreign background 2012 23 77 25 75
Club participation: no Origin: Western foreign background 2003 . . . .
Club participation: no Origin: Western foreign background 2004 . . . .
Club participation: no Origin: Western foreign background 2005 . . . .
Club participation: no Origin: Western foreign background 2006 . . . .
Club participation: no Origin: Western foreign background 2007 . . . .
Club participation: no Origin: Western foreign background 2008 . . . .
Club participation: no Origin: Western foreign background 2009 15 85 19 81
Club participation: no Origin: Western foreign background 2010 old method 18 82 24 76
Club participation: no Origin: Western foreign background 2010 new method 21 79 21 79
Club participation: no Origin: Western foreign background 2012 . . . .
Club participation: no Origin: Non-western foreign background 2003 . . . .
Club participation: no Origin: Non-western foreign background 2004 . . . .
Club participation: no Origin: Non-western foreign background 2005 . . . .
Club participation: no Origin: Non-western foreign background 2006 . . . .
Club participation: no Origin: Non-western foreign background 2007 . . . .
Club participation: no Origin: Non-western foreign background 2008 . . . .
Club participation: no Origin: Non-western foreign background 2009 24 76 25 75
Club participation: no Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 old method 24 76 21 79
Club participation: no Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 new method 27 73 21 79
Club participation: no Origin: Non-western foreign background 2012 . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Western foreign background 2003 . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Western foreign background 2004 . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Western foreign background 2005 . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Western foreign background 2006 . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Western foreign background 2007 . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Western foreign background 2008 . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Western foreign background 2009 8 92 13 87
Club participation: yes Origin: Western foreign background 2010 old method 10 90 7 93
Club participation: yes Origin: Western foreign background 2010 new method 15 85 12 88
Club participation: yes Origin: Western foreign background 2012 . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Non-western foreign background 2003 . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Non-western foreign background 2004 . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Non-western foreign background 2005 . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Non-western foreign background 2006 . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Non-western foreign background 2007 . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Non-western foreign background 2008 . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Non-western foreign background 2009 17 83 21 79
Club participation: yes Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 old method . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 new method . . . .
Club participation: yes Origin: Non-western foreign background 2012 . . . .
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Western foreign background 2003 14 86 13 87
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Western foreign background 2004 16 84 12 88
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Western foreign background 2005 . . . .
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Western foreign background 2006 . . . .
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Western foreign background 2007 . . . .
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Western foreign background 2008 . . . .
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Western foreign background 2009 . . . .
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Western foreign background 2010 old method . . . .
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Western foreign background 2010 new method . . . .
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Western foreign background 2012 . . . .
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Non-western foreign background 2003 28 72 25 75
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Non-western foreign background 2004 28 72 29 71
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Non-western foreign background 2005 35 65 34 66
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Non-western foreign background 2006 21 79 24 76
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Non-western foreign background 2007 27 73 16 84
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Non-western foreign background 2008 15 85 14 86
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Non-western foreign background 2009 20 80 28 72
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 old method . . . .
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 new method . . . .
Church attendance: at least once a week Origin: Non-western foreign background 2012 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Western foreign background 2003 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Western foreign background 2004 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Western foreign background 2005 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Western foreign background 2006 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Western foreign background 2007 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Western foreign background 2008 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Western foreign background 2009 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Western foreign background 2010 old method . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Western foreign background 2010 new method . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Western foreign background 2012 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Non-western foreign background 2003 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Non-western foreign background 2004 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Non-western foreign background 2005 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Non-western foreign background 2006 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Non-western foreign background 2007 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Non-western foreign background 2008 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Non-western foreign background 2009 . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 old method . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Non-western foreign background 2010 new method . . . .
Church attendance: twice or three times Origin: Non-western foreign background 2012 . . . .
Source: CBS.
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Table description


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 applicable.

Description topics

Happiness
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?’.
Happy
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?’.