Researchers polled 2,000 Brits to find out what they would change about their personal and social lives. Having a million dollars in the bank, three-day weekends, getting in better shape, and having better looks all made the list.

In the poll, having a better-paying career (41 percent) and possessing the ideal weight (40 percent) are also listed as other personal changes.

Better remuneration for NHS nurses and doctors was ranked second on the list, receiving 41% of the vote, but simply making people nicer came in first.

In addition, 23 percent of Brits said they would prefer a bigger house and 23 percent said they would like everyone to be treated equally, according to the Hello Hydrogen poll, regardless of age, sex, or gender.

The survey found that 34% of respondents would prefer that people had better manners.

On the list of improvements that Brits would make, the environment also ranked highly, with the elimination of fossil fuels (24%) and single-use plastics (37%) as well as the installation of solar panels in homes (15%) and the cessation of fast fashion (12%).

The research’s sponsor, Hello Hydrogen, issued the following statement: “It’s obvious to see from the study, that the environment is essential to modern Brits, from the end of single-use plastics and rapid fashion, to removing fossil fuels. In fact, when questioned, 76 percent of those surveyed felt that one of the most crucial improvements we can make is to address the climate catastrophe.

“Change doesn’t always have to be bad. Utilizing hydrogen as an alternative to natural gas in our boilers can play a crucial part in this transition as we move toward net zero aims and a more sustainable way of life.

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of respondents to the poll agreed that change is typically for the better.

In fact, 84 percent of respondents said that a little change in their lives would be beneficial.

In a broader sense, when asked which areas Brits would modify, finances ranked first (55 percent), followed by social lives (41 percent).


For people to be kinder 49%

Better pay for NHS staff 41%

A better-paid job 41%

To be at my perfect weight 40%

For everyone to be treated equally, regardless of age, sex and gender 38%

The end of single-use plastics 37%

To have a million in the bank 37%

For people to have better manners 34%

Three-day weekends 34%

To be fitter 31%

To see the end of fossil fuels 24%

To have more confidence 23%

To have a bigger house 23%

To be better looking 22%

To eat whatever I want and not gain weight 21%

Have a more exciting job 20%

To eliminate the gender, pay gap 19%

To have solar panels 16%

To have perfect skin 15%

To have a good singing voice 12%

To end fast fashion 12%

To have a dog 11%

To have a second property 11%

To have better friends 10%

To have a six pack 9%