Overview of reports in the World Database of Happiness

his database generates various ‘reports’, that is, selections of information about happiness presented in an easy to overview way. Reports can be downloaded as a file and printed on paper. They can be cited as separate publications.

The database involves the following reports on happiness in nations. To date (July 2020) these are not yet available on this new website, but on the old website named So, don’t be surprised by the different format that will appear when you click the links below

Single nation reports
These reports present an overview of all findings in a particular nation, such as France. Both distributional findings and correlational findings are listed. The full detail of these findings is accessible using links

Rank reports of Happiness in Nations
These reports rank nations using the best comparable set of survey findings on happiness. Reports are available on four aspects of happiness: 1) average happiness measured using the mean, 2) inequality of happiness measured using the standard deviation, 3) happy life years, measured using a combination of average happiness and life expectancy in the country, and 4) inequality adjusted happiness measured using a combination of the mean and standard deviation

Trend reports of Happiness in Nations
These reports presents time series of happiness in nations, for which at least 10 comparable data points are available over a period of at least 20 years. These trends are also available for the above mentioned four aspects of happiness.