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The opinion survey

Unlike the historic Sole 24 ORE survey on the standard of life within the Italian provinces, the European survey on the 83 cities examined – of which six are Italian (Palermo, Naples, Rome, Bologna, Turin, Verona) – doesn’t acquire info goal statistics however detects the subjective opinion of residents in relation to sure facets of their lives.

The outcomes subsequently {photograph} the extent of satisfaction perceived by residents, not the effectiveness of providers or the extent of sure city phenomena with statistical knowledge.

Many facets associated to high quality of life – housing prices, clear air, cultural providers (e.g. entry to museums), transport, job alternatives, dangers (e.g. crime) – rely on the place an individual lives, which is why the place of residence impacts the standard of life.

Yet, there are some providers that could be significantly related for some particular teams of individuals, much less so for others: for that reason the solutions within the questionnaire are additionally divided based on 4 teams of respondents (immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, households with younger youngsters and aged individuals).

The elements analyzed are completely different: emotions and perceptions relating to one’s lifestyle, the standard of society and the setting round us. Measuring perceived high quality of life might be significantly helpful within the aftermath of main occasions such because the Covid-19 pandemic, which has had a robust impression on general well-being, from well being to socioeconomic outcomes.

For this purpose, the survey pictures the satisfaction of residents in residing of their metropolis and the way a lot this has modified in comparison with 2019. Between 2019 and 2023, for instance, happiness (perceived satisfaction) decreased barely in most cities: sure recorded a big decline, of greater than 3 proportion factors in 34 of the 76 cities for which a comparability is feasible.

The biggest decreases in satisfaction have been present in London (– 8%), Vienna (– 6%), Bologna (–6%) and Miskolc (-6%). The biggest will increase, nevertheless, are noticed in Belgrade (+6%), Skopje (+4%) and Liège (+3%). In explicit, Belgrade and Skopje are among the many 10 cities with the bottom ranges of satisfaction, which signifies that they’ve managed to cut back a part of the hole with the “happiest” cities.

Satisfaction with residing within the metropolis additionally appears to extend reasonably with the schooling degree of residents. Full-time employed individuals (87%) and pensioners (89%) additionally present the very best ranges of metropolis satisfaction, barely increased even amongst residents over 55 (88%); on common, single-person households and {couples} with out youngsters are happier normally.

Comparison in comparison with 5 years in the past

How the perceived high quality of life in cities has modified