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The UK's happiness levels have hit a high despite Brexit and terrorist attacks - QZ

The UK has reported its highest levels of happiness since 2011, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics.

The well-being figures are the first to be based on a full year of data since the European Union referendum, during which the country has experienced high levels of political turmoil, including a snap election, a subsequent hung parliament, and the beginning of tense negotiations with Brussels.

Britain has also been hit by multiple terrorist attacks, beginning with the Westminster Bridge attack in London on March 22. Two months later on May 22, 22 people were killed and more than 500 injured in the Manchester Arena bombing, which became the deadliest attack on UK soil since 2005.

However, people have remained upbeat in spite of this, scoring (out of 10) 7.5 for happiness, 7.7 for life satisfaction, and 7.9 reported that they feel what they do in life is "worthwhile". There was also no significant change in reported levels of anxiety, which scored 2.9 out of 10.

by Bjinse on Wed Nov 8th, 2017 at 07:49:36 PM EST

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