figures for national wellbeing, which show which parts of the UK are happiest, most relaxed and most fulfilled. The BBC summarises with a table of the top and bottom 5 places for each statistic. It turns out that the remoter parts of Scotland are the most laid back. There are a number of interesting graphs including this one which shows how much people think they can influence local decisions:
What a pity the turnout in local elections doesn't rise to these levels !