Personal and Social Relationships measures the strength of bonding Social Capital in the form of personal relationships, family networks and genuine community. These relationships improve subjective wellbeing and also provide material support.
Indicators (all survey variables) – perceived level of opportunity to make friends, ability to count on family/friends for help, frequency of helping strangers, frequency of giving informal financial help
The global improvement in Social Capital over the last decade has come for the most part through strengthened personal and social relationships, particularly in Asia-Pacific.
Libya rose to first in the world in 2017 in this sub-pillar due to people giving more financial help; there was also an increase in the number of people who said they had friends or family who would help them.