Correlational findings

Study Sachs (2016): study ZZ 2015

15+ aged, general public, 119 nations, 2015-2016
Survey name
N = 199000
Non Response
Multiple assesment methods


Authors's Label
Sustainable Development Goals Index
Our Classification
Summed 17 Sustainable Development Goals:
a. No poverty
b. Zero hunger
c. Good health and well-being
d. Quality education
e. Gender equality
f. Clean water and sanitation
g. Affordable and clean energy
h. Decent work and economic growth
i. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
j. Reduced inequalities
k. Sustainable cities and communities
l. Responsible consumption and production
m. Climate action
n. Life below water
o. Life on land
p. Peace, justice and strong institutions
q. Partnerships for the goals

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = +.05 p < .01 AVERAGE happiness by SDG index.

no controls
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = +.02 p < .05 b controled for
- global competitiveness index 2015-2016
- index of economic freedom 2016
- GDP per capita
- unemployment rate (IEF data set)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Ra² = .60