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3600 Romands surveyed about the reasons for their well-being

A new survey of the NCCR LIVES starts at the end of 2012 with a large sample of people in French-speaking cantons to collect data on their quality of life.

On November 19th, 2012, the polling institute M.I.S. Trend mandated by the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES, began contacting 3,600 people constituting a representative sample of the French-speaking population.

This new study is being conducted within the framework of the LIVES IP15, by Professor Dominique Joye and Dr. Caroline Roberts of the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lausanne, in collaboration with Dr. Michèle Ernst Stähli of the Swiss Centre of Expertise in Social Sciences, FORS.

The questions ask about society in general, well-being, social support and the social status of the respondents. The data will be used in particular to improve knowledge about the social situation of the residents of western Switzerland, and will also feed into European research on well-being and its measurement challenges. The results of this study will be made available to participants in mid-2014.