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Citizens’ satisfaction with living conditions

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In the first months of 2018 citizens’ satisfaction with living conditions displayed signs of progress.

In comparison with 2017, the perception families and individuals have of the economic situation generally improved, as well as satisfaction for relationships.

Satisfaction with family relationships, health conditions, work and leisure time remained stable.

The estimate of people aged 14 and over expressing a high level of satisfaction for their life as a whole went up from 39.6% in 2017 to 41.4% in 2018.

The percentage of people aged 14 and over satisfied with their economic situation reached 53% (up from 50.5%).

In 2018, the share of households considering their economic situation stable increased (from 59.5% in 2017 to 62.5%) or improved (from 7.4% to 8.1%).

Family relationships confirmed the highest level of appreciation (90.1% of satisfied), as well as friendships (82.5% of very or fairly satisfied).

In comparison with 2017, job satisfaction remained unchanged: 76.7% of employed people declared to be very or fairly satisfied, and women are more satisfied than men (77.6% and 76.1% respectively).

A quite common thought among people aged 14 and over has proved to be that “we must be very careful towards others” (77.7%), while 21.0% underlined that “most people are trustworthy”.

Infographic on Living conditions: are we satisfied? Year 2018
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Reference period: Year 2018

Date of Issue: 22 February 2019

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