It’s official now. Hindus are the happiest in Britain….reports Asian Lite News
Data compiled by the Office for National Statistics says among all the faiths in the UK, Hindus are the happiest with a score of 7.57 out of 10. Christians – of all denominations – were the second happiest, followed by Sikhs and Buddhists.
Those who followed these religions were happier than the average person, who scored a happiness rating of 7.38 out of 10.
The survey also shows that religious people are happier than those who have “no religion.” Muslims had the lowest happiness ranking of the religions listed, with a score of 7.33.
Hindus, scoring well above the national average, consider themselves to be “in very good health,”despite the high rate of diabetics and cardio problems haunting the community.
Happiness amongst Jews fell below the national average, with a rating of 7.37. Muslims had the lowest happiness ranking of the religions listed, with a score of 7.33.
Those who follow “any other religion” came in at 7.26. And people who belonged to “no religion” were the unhappiest, scoring just 7.22.
The ONS report analysed personal well-being data for more than 300,000 adults in the UK. The samples were collected over three years, between 2012 and 2015.
Four areas of a person’s well-being were assessed. In addition to “happiness”, “life satisfaction”, “worthwhile” and “anxiety” were also ranked. The average measure nationally for “life satisfaction” was 7.5. For “feeling that what you do in life is worthwhile”, the average was 7.8 and for “anxiety” it was 2.9.
The study showed that those aged between 65 and 79 tended to report the highest average levels of personal well-being.