Dutch generally happy, trust society

The average person living in the Netherlands has a generally high faith in society, and is commonly happy, but in varying degrees from province to province. The determination is based on new data released by Dutch government institute Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

The degrees of trust and participation society do not vary disproportionately, CBS said. Residents in some provinces did have lower ratings to their quality of life.

For instance, Limburg, Noord- and Zuid-Holland, with scores in the 80 percent, have a rather lowered perception of their quality of life, than provinces like Zealand, Utrecht and Friesland. In those regions, 90 percent of people said they were happy and content with their lives.