Think we should be measuring “happiness” rather than GDP? Tell the UK gov’t…
By Ben Brangwyn 9th February 2011
UK’s Office for National Statistics is developing new measures of national well-being (at last)
And they’re requesting our input via a survey (good old SurveyMonkey). Here’s part of the intro from the survey:
The aim is that these new measures will cover the quality of life of people in the United Kingdom (UK), environmental and sustainability issues, as well as the economic performance of the country.
To develop better measures of the nation’s well-being we want to consult with people, organisations and business across the UK, as well as central and local government, to ask what matters most in people’s lives and what is important for measuring the nation’s well-being.
This will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will close on 15 April 2011.
Take the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/26PKQ9K and find out more about the initiative here: www.ons.gov.uk/well-being.