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    From whom would you get support if you needed help around the house when ill?

    Respondents were asked about the support available to them when help was needed around the house, in case of illness. Available answers were:

    1 A member of your family / relative
    2 A friend, neighbour, or someone else, who does not belong to your family or relatives
    3 A service provider, institution or organisation
    4 Nobody
    5 Don't Know
    6 Refusal to answer

    Happiness

    Mean score by country from responses to European Quality of Life Survey question 'Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are?'.

    Optimism

    Responses to question "I am optimistic about the future" in European Quality of Life Survey. Answers include strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree

    Satisfaction with social life

    Respondents were asked to rank their perception of the quality of social life. Ranking levels ranged from 1 to 10, with 1 being very dissatisfied and 10 very satisfied. "Don't know" and "refusal" figured among the answers as well.

    Retrieved on 08.12.14, from
    http://eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_files/surveys/eqls/201...

    Life satisfaction

    Average response to survey question: "All things considered, how satisfied would you say you are with your life these days" in the European Quality of Life Survey"

    Feeling Left out of Society

    Respondents were asked if they strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree or strongly disagree with the statement "I feel left out of society."

    Retrieved in December 2014, from
    http://eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_files/surveys/eqls/201...

    Happiness (EVS; WVS) 

    Percentage of people who would say they are "very happy" or "quite happy" in European Values Survey & World Values Survey

    Net social protection as a percentage of GDP

    "Net social protection benefits are defined as the value of social protection benefits excluding taxes and social contributions paid by the benefits recipients. They are complemented by the value of “Fiscal benefits” provided in the form of tax breaks that would be defined as social protection benefits, if they were provided in cash. Tax breaks promoting the provision of social protection or promoting private insurance plans are excluded.