Uncovered report - National Mood At a Glance

We asked the nation: On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 means not at all happy and 5 means very happy, how happy is the area where you live?

The diagram below shows how each region fared.

Results at a glance:

The East Midlands is by far the happiest area to live. On average it scored 4.1 out of 5.

The East Midlands also fared best in terms of percentages – with 0% of the population surveyed rating it a 1, the only region that this can be said for. 81% of its population scored it either 4 or 5, in comparison Wales which had just 59% of its population ranking it a 4 or 5.

The South West came a close second with 79% of the population scoring their area a 4 or a 5.

Northern Ireland, West Midlands and London fared worst with just a 3.8 mean average score.

Only 21% rated Northern Ireland a 5 (very happy place to live), only 25% rated London 5, and only 28% voted West Midlands a 5.

Perhaps one of the most surprising results of this survey is how poorly our capital fared. Only 44% of Londoners judge themselves as being ‘very mentally healthy’. It also has the highest national percentage of those who claim to be very mentally unhealthy. 39% of Londoners also admit to drinking for stress, depression, anxiety or low mood.

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