Is life better than 50 years ago?
Half of all Australians think life is better than it was 50 years ago, according to a recent survey, with 33 per cent of the those surveyed believing it was worse.
The findings come from a global survey of 43,000 citizens of 38 countries including Australia, which found that those most positive about life today compared to half a century ago live on Australia's doorstep in the Asia Pacific.
There were big discrepancies by age group in Australia compared to other countries: 63 per of those aged 18-29 believed that life was better today compared to only 41 per cent of those aged 50+. This was the second biggest differential between young and old of any of the 38 countries that participated in the survey, behind only the United Kingdom.
What do you think? Is life today better than 50 years ago? What factors do you think have made life better or worse over the last 50 years?