World Happiness Reports

World Happiness Reports

The World Happiness Reports are surveys of the state of global happiness. The happiness reports are prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute from Columbia University.

The first report was published in 2012, the second in 2013, the third in 2015 and the forth during 2016.

Leading experts across fields (economics, psychology, survey analysis, national statistics, health, public policy and more) describe how measurements of well-being can be used effectively to assess the progress of nations. The reports review the state of happiness in the world today. It show how the new science of happiness explains personal and national variations in happiness. They reflect a new worldwide demand for more attention to happiness as a criteria for government policy.

The last issued World Happiness Report

Download the last issued world happiness report. Every new report is uploaded in this main page.

The World Happiness Reports issued in the past

Take a look at all of the past reports. All these reports will make a valuable resource in few years. With these reports, people have a clearer view of the reasons why people are happy and what are the efficient tools to increase the happiness level of a country. A lot of data was gathered to make this reports, which will be compared with future reports, to look for improvements.

2016 World Happiness Report

The World Happiness Report 2016, which ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, was released on 16 March 2016. The happiness report was released in Rome. The releasing date was in advance with four days of the UN International Day of Happiness. The United Nations World Happiness Day is celebrated every year on March 20th.

According to the 2016 world happiness report the happiest country in the world is Denmark. Also according to this happiness report Syria, Afghanistan and other 8 similar countries are the most unhappy places on earth. As an example, Romania has been placed on 71 place, before Estonia, Hungary and other 83 countries.

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