COVID-19: the impact on life and wellbeing

Date : 10 November 2020

Latest results from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey from the Office for National Statistics covering the period 28 October to 1 November 2020 reveals a worsening impact on people’s life satisfaction, wellbeing and happiness due to COVID-19.

  • Life satisfaction worthwhile scores were at their lowest since the survey began at the end of March
  • Happiness scores continue to decrease for the third week in a row
  • Anxiety scores are also increasing


Source: Office for National Statistics

Younger adults aged 16-29 were least satisfied with life (a 6.3 score vs 6.9 for those aged 60+); less happy (a 6.4 score vs 7.1 for those aged 60+) ; felt their life was less worthwhile (a 6.7 score vs 7.6 for those aged 60+); and felt more anxious (a 4.6 score vs 3.9 for those aged 60+). 

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