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Old Mar 27th 2008, 5:43 am
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http://britishexpats.com/news/latest/happier-abroad/

Sorry if this has been posted on here before - I thought the results of this survey were surprising given the weight of unhappy posts I've read.
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A small sample of 1,000 people isn't going to tell you much, especially as you don't know what questions the people were asked, nor what "happy" means.

The question could range from are you happy with your new country of residence: yes or no......to....... describe how you feel about your move: sad, happy, very happy, ecstatic.
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Originally Posted by southerner View Post
http://britishexpats.com/news/latest/happier-abroad/

Sorry if this has been posted on here before - I thought the results of this survey were surprising given the weight of unhappy posts I've read.

Speaking of happiness there are apparently 18 regions in NZ.

A recent survey suggests that Nelson is the no 1 area for happiness. Surprise, surprise.

Worst is Buller at 18th and somewhat unsurprisingly (given all its bad press) the Manawatu is 17th!!

They obviously never me what I thought of it!! I love it!!!!!!!
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Genesis

I looked up your link:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4452773a10.html

Appears I am supposed to be the unhappiest person in NZ. Perhaps only us middle aged Otago men took the World Cup defeat badly.
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Originally Posted by Nerine View Post
A small sample of 1,000 people isn't going to tell you much, especially as you don't know what questions the people were asked, nor what "happy" means.

The question could range from are you happy with your new country of residence: yes or no......to....... describe how you feel about your move: sad, happy, very happy, ecstatic.
Who knows how scientifically valid the survey was - but presumably 75 or so expats in NZ responded and gave their opinions. Its probably at least as valid as reading 75 random posters' views written on the forum, although will lack the detail of course.
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