Dutch are getting lonelier
A survey by the Salvation Army finds that more Dutch people are lonely and less satisfied than they were in 2003.7 October 2008
AMSTERDAM -- A survey commissioned by the Salvation Army found that 10 percent of all Dutch people often feel lonely and unhappy. This is more than double the figure for 2003.
The report also concludes that eight out of ten people in the Netherlands are happy with their lives. However, in 2003 this figure was more than nine out of ten.
One in three Dutch people say they would like something to give them a greater sense of purpose in life. Many see selfishness, intolerance, aggression and lack of respect as the most serious problems in society.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]