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Charted: These countries consider happiness and fulfilment very important

People find happiness in different ways.

People find happiness in different ways. Image: Unsplash/Aziz Acharki

Felix Richter
Data Journalist, Statista
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  • Two-thirds of people in South Korea say that ‘having a good time’ is one of the most important things in life, according to a new survey.
  • But in Mexico, only 13% of people feel this way.
  • Here are the full results from the Statista Consumer Insights survey.

While the ultimate key to happiness has yet to be found, there are many different things that make people happy. While some find happiness and fulfillment in their job, others find it their hobbies or in the personal relationships they forge over a lifetime. For some, the key to happiness is as simple as "having a good time", which survey results from Statista Consumer Insights illustrates.

According to the survey conducted internationally in 2022, South Koreans are particularly keen on enjoying themselves, as 67 percent of respondents consider "having a good time" one of the three most important aspects in life. As the following chart shows, results vary greatly across countries ranging from 13 percent in Mexico to 28 percent in the United States and 45 percent in France.

As Louis Jordan famously said in his 1946 classic: "Hey everybody. Let's have some fun. You only live but once. And when you're dead, you're done. So let the good times roll. Let the good times roll.

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