What is this World Database of Happiness

The World Database of Happiness is a finding archive. It stores results of empirical research on happiness in the sense of life-satisfaction. These research findings are described in a standard format and terminology on electronic finding pages. The database holds some 40.000 such finding pages, which can be sorted in various ways, such as on the people investigated, methods used and subjects of correlates.

A more detailed description is found here.

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This site was renewed at 1-8-2020. The old site is still maintained and available on