Northern Ireland is the happiest place in the UK


Great news for Glandore Belfast members! According to yesterday’s article in the Guardian, Northern Ireland is the “most contented region of the UK”, while London is the most anxious and least satisfied. Referencing the Office for National Statistics’ regional poll, people in Northern Irreland ranked their life satisfaction at 7.85 out of 10 on average, higher than London at 7.51, and Northern Ireland also rated their happiness at 7.70.

Mid and East Antrim takes the top spot when it comes to “life satisfaction” and “worthwhile” measures and is second on the “happiness” measure. Mayor Audrey Wales, speaking to the Guardian, said she was delighted with the finding.

“Ensuring the good health and wellbeing of our citizens is a key strategic aim for Mid and East Antrim borough council and we are delighted that this survey shows that we are certainly going in the right direction.”

She added: “With a rich heritage and culture, our borough is a beautiful, welcoming and unique place with a huge offering for its citizens and visitors alike. What sets us apart is our strong community spirit and the diversity of our citizens.”

Read the full article here.

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