• Finland Wins Double Gold in World Happiness Report 2018

    ROME, March 14 – This year Finland takes the top spot as the happiest country as measured by surveys undertaken by Gallup from 2015-2017. Rounding out the rest of the top ten in order of overall happiness are Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, and Australia. The U.S. ranked 18th, dropping down four spots from last year....

  • Global Happiness Policy Report Released

    NEW YORK, February 15 – The first volume of the Global Happiness Policy Report contains the first endeavors by the Global Happiness Council, chaired by the SDSN’s Jeffrey Sachs to assemble best practices for happiness policy. A companion to the World Happiness Report (WHR) – reporting the who and why countries are happy – the Global Happiness Policy Report helps...

  • Media Roundup on 2017 World Happiness Report

    The World Happiness Report 2017, which ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels, was released this week at the United Nations at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness. The report, the fifth one to come out since 2012, continues to gain global recognition as governments, organizations and civil society increasingly use happiness indicators to inform their policy-making decisions. In...

  • Fifth World Happiness Report Ranks Happiest Countries

    NEW YORK, March 20 — The World Happiness Report 2017, which ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels, was released today at the United Nations at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness. The report, the fifth one to come out since 2012, continues to gain global recognition as governments, organizations and civil society increasingly use happiness indicators to inform...

  • The 2017 World Happiness Report will be released on International Day of Happiness – March 20

    This 5th edition of the report will feature national country happiness rankings, accompanied by expert chapters on wellness and economic progress. The topics covered this year will range from Social Foundations of World Happiness; Growth and Happiness in China; ‘Waiting for Happiness’ in Africa; The Key Determinants of Happiness and Misery; Happiness at Work; and Restoring American Happiness. The report...