Research reveals 2010 has been harsh year for many Britons

| December 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

According to research from helpline charity, the Samaritans, 30% of people said 2010 had been one of the worst years ever - up from 24% who felt the same way about 2009.

The annual survey of the nation’s happiness revealed the most common worries over the last 12 months were money, relationships, job security, domestic politics and world affairs.

Many are fearful of what next year will bring with more than half (56%) of people worried that they will suffer directly as a result of the Government’s spending cuts to public services, while almost a quarter of people with children are worried that they will lose their home.

Catherine Johnstone, the Samaritans chief executive, comments: “As a nation, we continue to worry about our health and our relationships, but, unsurprisingly, our concerns have become increasingly focused over the past year on having enough money to live comfortably.

“It’s also clear that, no matter what work we do or where we live, many of us are anxious about keeping our jobs and our homes. The most important thing to remember in these tough times is that we can all help each other and no one should suffer alone.”

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