Only the Danes and the Dutch have a rosier outlook on life than do the Finns.
The European Commission's Eurobarometer 2006 shows that the most positive view of their lives is taken by 15 to 42 year-olds and students. Urban dwellers and backers of leftist political parties have a slightly brighter approach to life than the population in general.
The survey also found that support for EU membership is among the lowest in Europe. However, when it comes to EU action in environmental protection, or anti-terrorism and anti-crime activities, a majority takes a positive view of the Union.