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Life, love, friends and growing old: What's life in London really like?

Making friends, falling in love, growing up and growing old. What's life in the capital really like? YouGov asked a sample of over 1,000 adults to give their verdict. Here are the results.

Sample size: 1,136 London adults, surveyed 11th-14th March

Do you think London is a good or bad place to find a job?

  • Good place: 70%
  • Bad place: 17%
  • Don't know: 13%
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Do you think London is a good or bad place to go to school?

  • Good place: 50%
  • Bad place: 29%
  • Don't know: 21%
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Do you think London is a good or bad place to bring up children?

  • Good place: 37%
  • Bad place: 43%
  • Don't know: 20%
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Do you think London is a good or bad place to grow old?

  • Good place: 30%
  • Bad place: 52%
  • Don't know: 18%
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Do you think London is a good or bad place to receive medical care?

  • Good place: 68%
  • Bad place: 18%
  • Don't know: 14%
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Do you think London is a good or bad place to learn a new skill?

  • Good place: 77%
  • Bad place: 9%
  • Don't know: 14%
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Do you think London is a good or bad place to make friends?

  • Good place: 61%
  • Bad place: 23%
  • Don't know: 15%
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Do you think London is a good or bad place to fall in love?

  • Good place: 54%
  • Bad place: 17%
  • Don't know: 28%
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Do you think London is a good or bad place to make money?

  • Good place: 74%
  • Bad place: 11%
  • Don't know: 15%
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Do you think London is a good or bad place to go to university?

  • Good place: 63%
  • Bad place: 17%
  • Don't know: 20%
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Do you think London is a good or bad place to start a new hobby?

  • Good place: 74%
  • Bad place: 10%
  • Don't know: 17%

Do you think London is a good or bad place to improve quality of life?

  • Good place: 47%
  • Bad place: 32%
  • Don't know: 20%

What age do you think is the best age to live in London?

  • As a child: 3%
  • As a teenager: 3%
  • In your 20s: 40%
  • In your 30s: 19%
  • In your 40s: 4%
  • In your 50s: 1%
  • In your 60s: 1%
  • In your 70s: 0%
  • In your 80s and older: 1%
  • No one age in particular: 21%
  • Don't know 6%

All things considered, which of the following comes closest to your own views?

  • Young people in London today have a BETTER life than young people in London did 20 years ago: 40%
  • Young people in London today have a WORSE life than young people in London did 20 years ago: 40%
  • Don't know: 20%