An overwhelming majority of the Dutch feel happy, according to research involving 7,000 people carried out by the Trimbos Institute.
Asked how often they had felt happy in the previous four weeks, 89% said ‘often or more’. Asked to give their life marks out of 10, most give it 7.5 or eight, researcher Ad Bergsma told news agency ANP.
People who take anti-depressants also consider themselves to be happy, the research shows.
‘One million people in the Netherlands may take anti-depressants but the idea that we are not a happy nation is just not true,’ Bergsma said.
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