The Pew Research group’s latest findings are on what gives life meaning, or at least 17 nationality’s views on that subject. While “family” was almost invariably considered the most important, the range of other sources of satisfaction was quite diverse.
Outside of the United States, religion was barely mentioned.
I was rather surprised at how few people mentioned spouses (or similar):
I was less surprised to find that the Brits were keen on hobbies:
The urge for personal freedom and independence was quite low, even in Trump’s America:
An all-together interesting study.