World Database of Happiness , collection Happiness in Nations

Happiness in Italy (IT)

Current happiness: place on rank lists of Happiness in nations 2000-2009

HappinessAverage HappinessHappy Life YearsInequality of HappinessInequality Adjusted Happiness
Possible ranges0 - 100 - 1000 - 3.50 - 100
Highest score8.5  Costa Rica66.7  Costa Rica1.42  Netherlands73  Denmark
Italy6.753.81.9057
Lowest score2.612.53.1916

All above happiness variants are based on responses to a survey question like: “Taking all together, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole these days?”. Combined question types 10-step numeral life satisfaction and 11-step numeral life satisfaction.

Trend based on happiness as measured with a survey question like: "How satisfied are you with the life you lead? - very satisfied - fairly satisfied - not very satisfied - not at all satisfied very = 4 ....... not at all = 1". Question type 4-step verbal LifeSatisfaction (code 121C). This measure may differ from the measure used in the above ranking of current happiness.
   Other measures of happiness used in this nation may produce a different pattern over time. Check the complete overview of distributional findings on happiness in the general public of Italy.

Cite as: R. Veenhoven, Happiness in Italy (IT), World Database of Happiness, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Viewed on 2014-09-23 at http://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl .