This report was produced using the European data from the Trajectory Time Use Report, exploring the extent to which we share our temporal habits with those of our European neighbours at a time when we

At the time of writing, the UK’s social and political landscape had been dominated by the upcoming EU referendum. This report offers a unique and timely insight into the differences and similarities between people across Europe, allowing us to explore to what extent people in the UK are truly ‘European’.

The report identifies the UK as ‘squarely European’ when it comes to behaviour, with UK respondents more similar to Germany than any other country including the United States. Climate and geographical proximity created some natural clustering of behaviours; North-Western Europe, Scandinavia and Southern Europe each have distinctive temporal behaviour, but ultimately there is no single ‘European’ outlook.