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World Happiness Report 2015

The 2015 World Happiness Report and supplemental files are available for download for free below.

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World Happiness Report 2015

10 MB Download

Annex 1

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257 KB Download

Frequently Asked Questions

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Chapter 2 Online Data Expanded with Trust and Governance

324 KB Download

Chapter 3 Data for Figures 4

277 KB Download

Statistical Appendix

262 KB Download

NSO Data Collections

230 KB Download

WHR 2015 Summary (Spanish)

371 KB Download

WHR 2015 Chapter 1 (Spanish)

439 KB Download

WHR 2015 Summary (French)

376 KB Download

WHR 2015 Summary (Italian)

362 KB Download

WHR 2015 Summary (German)

388 KB Download

WHR 2015 Summary (Portuguese)

367 KB Download


This publication may be reproduced using the following reference:
Helliwell, John F., Richard Layard, and Jeffrey Sachs, eds. 2015. World Happiness Report 2015.
New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

World Happiness Report editing and management: Claire Bulger
Report Design: John Stislow and Stephanie Stislow
Cover Design: Sunghee Kim
Web Design: Ryan Swaney
Outreach: Mario Chamorro

ISBN: 978-0-9968513-2-9

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World Happiness Report 2013

The first World Happiness Report, released in 2012 ahead of the UN high-level meeting on Happiness and Well-being, drew international attention as a landmark first survey of the state of global happiness. The 2013 World Happiness Report goes further. It delves in more detail into the analysis of the global happiness data, examining trends over time and breaking down each country’s score into its component parts, so that citizens and policy makers can understand their country’s ranking. It also draws connections to other major initiatives to measure well-being, including those conducted by the OECD and UNDP’s Human Development Report; and provides guidance for policy makers on how to effectively incorporate well-being into their decision making processes.

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World Happiness Report 2013

3 MB Download

Chapter 2 Appendix

253 KB Download

Frequently Asked Questions

37 KB Download

World Happiness Report 2012

The 2012 World Happiness Report, published by The Earth Institute and co-edited by the institute’s director, Jeffrey Sachs, reflects a new worldwide demand for more attention to happiness and absence of misery as criteria for government policy. It reviews the state of happiness in the world today and shows how the new science of happiness explains personal and national variations in happiness.

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World Happiness Report 2012

12 MB Download