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Perceptions on life in Britain in 2017, by age group

This statistic shows the results of a survey of British adults (by age group) concerning life in Britain, and whether opportunities are better now in 2017, or better when the respondents were growing up. The highest percentage of respondents across all age groups said that life in Britain was much better when they were growing up. Only five percent of 18-34 year olds said that life in Britain is much better now.

Do you think that life in Britain is better now, or better when you were growing up?*

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Release date

May 2018


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

April 30 to May 8, 2017

Number of respondents

1,056 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

GB Adults

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "For each of the following, in general do you think things are better now, or were they better when you were growing up? Life in Britain".

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