You’ll have had your glee ...capital ‘is unhappy city’
IT IS considered one of the most beautiful cities on Earth and boasts one of the world’s largest comedy festivals.
But it has now emerged that people living in Edinburgh are among the most miserable in the UK.
Only 16 per cent of the city’s residents describe their lives as ‘happy’, with many favouring the word ‘anxious’ instead.
Glasgow, Liverpool and Southampton could also be found near the bottom of the table for happiness levels.
Brighton took the title of Britain’s happiness capital, with more than a third of the city’s population describing their lives as ‘happy’.
The coastal city beat competition from Leicester and Portsmouth to take the top spot.
The study asked 3,000 Brits to consider their general life satisfaction and rate how they feel on a scale of one to ten.
Oxford came top in the life satisfaction stakes with a score of 6.72 out of ten, while Edinburgh again found itself in last place with a life satisfaction average of 5.89 out of ten.
Researchers also looked into the ways Britons we boost their mood. Three in five rate a good night’s sleep above everything else for lifting spirits.
Nearly half of us play our favourite music to cheer ourselves up and reading a book was more popular for boosting our serotonin levels than sex.