With the British economy still fragile, thousands of families struggling to make ends meet, and events in Syria hovering over the world, it might seem reasonable to think we would be gloomier than ever.
But is that true?
Trinity Mirror wants you to help us find out.
By taking part in our simple survey, you can help us build a comprehensive 'happiness map' of the country - showing which part of Britain is happiest, and why.
So have your say - and look out for the full results later in the month.