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Percentage of Canadians who are satisfied or very satisfied with their life
No specific target
This indicator measures the percentage of the population aged 12 and over who reported being satisfied or very satisfied with their life in general.
Canada (excluding territories) and provinces
|Unit of measurement||
Life satisfaction is based on a self-reported score from 0 to 10 for how respondents feel about their life as a whole at the moment. Satisfied or very satisfied represents those who indicated a value of 6 or more out of 10.
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The indicator covers the population 12 years of age and over living in the ten provinces. Excluded from the survey’s coverage are: persons living on reserves and other Aboriginal settlements; the institutionalized population, and children aged 12-17 that are living in foster care.