What matters to you?

The OECD has been working on measuring well-being for over a decade, identifying 11 topics as essential for quality of life. In 2011, the Better Life Index was launched to ask the public which of these topics are most important to them. The findings below reflect user preferences by topic, country, gender and age.

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