User information data file ‘States of Nations’

This data-collection is shared with colleague-investigators on the following conditions:

  • You cite this source. Cite as: Veenhoven, R. States of Nations, World Database of Happiness, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Available at: (+ year)
  • You add what you additionally gather to the database by sending us a copy of your enlarged data file.
    Please add a text with details about the new variables that we can insert on this site.
  • You send us a copy of the research-report, which will be made available to the field through the Bibliography of Happiness.

On this site you find the description of the variables in this data file and the sources from which data are taken.

The Excel data-file is free available for download. This Excel file can be uploaded in statistical Programs such as SPSS or R.

The latest version is named: StatesOfNations_2021d.xlsx

The dataset States of Nations is about characteristics of countries in periods (macro variables). It is part of the World Database of Happiness