Question Averages by sex Averages by age groups Averages by highest educational attainment Averages by marital status Averages by income quintiles
male female total 16–24 25–34 35–44 45–54 55–64 65–74 75 year or older ISCED Level 0–1 ISCED Level 2 ISCED Level 3–4 ISCED Level 5–6 unmarried married, living with spouse married, not living with spouse widowed divorced 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
year-old
2013
Overall, to what extent do you feel
that the things you do in your life are worthwhile? 6.9 7.1 7.0 7.4 7.4 7.2 6.9 7.0 6.9 6.3 6.4 6.8 7.4 7.8 7.1 7.3 6.5 6.5 6.7 6.3 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.6
yourself an important and useful person in society? 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.0 6.9 6.5 5.9 6.2 6.8 7.3 7.7 7.2 7.2 6.5 6.2 6.6 6.2 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.4
2015
Overall, to what extent do you feel
that the things you do in your life are worthwhile? 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.2 6.3 6.9 7.3 7.7 7.1 7.2 6.5 6.4 6.7 6.4 7.0 6.9 7.1 7.5
yourself an important and useful person in society? 6.8 6.8 6.9 7.3 7.3 7.2 6.9 6.7 6.1 5.6 6.0 6.7 7.1 7.6 7.0 7.0 6.0 5.9 6.5 6.2 6.9 6.7 6.9 7.2
2018
Overall, to what extent do you feel
that the things you do in your life are worthwhile? 6.9 6.8 6.9 7.2 7.4 7.2 7.1 6.7 6.6 5.6 6.0 6.7 7.2 7.6 7.0 7.1 6.8 5.9 6.8 6.4 6.6 6.8 6.9 7.4
yourself an important and useful person in society? 6.9 6.8 6.8 7.3 7.5 7.3 7.3 6.6 6.2 5.2 6.0 6.7 7.1 7.6 7.1 7.1 6.6 5.7 6.6 6.4 6.6 6.8 6.8 7.3
2020
Overall, to what extent do you feel
that the things you do in your life are worthwhile? 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.9 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.2 7.0 6.1 6.4 7.1 7.4 7.8 7.4 7.4 7.2 6.4 7.0 6.8 7.1 7.0 7.4 7.6
yourself an important and useful person in society? 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.9 7.7 7.6 7.6 7.1 6.7 5.7 6.4 7.2 7.3 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.1 6.2 7.0 6.8 7.2 6.9 7.4 7.6

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Answers are on a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 means 'not at all worthwhile' and 10 means 'completely worthwhile'.
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