• World Happiness Report 2016 Update Ranks Happiest Countries

    ROME, March 16 — The World Happiness Report 2016 Update, which ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, was released today in Rome in advance of UN World Happiness Day, March 20th. The widespread interest in the World Happiness Reports, of which this is the fourth, reflects growing global interest in using happiness and subjective well-being as primary indicators of...

  • World Happiness Report 2016 Update

    On March 16, at the Bank of Italy in Rome, we will launch the World Happiness Report 2016 Update and its companion volume, World Happiness Report – 2016 Special Rome Edition. The launch will take place in the context of a 3-day sequence of events on the theme of happiness and well-being.

  • Video: World Happiness Launch Event

    What are the sources of happiness? How do countries around the world rank when it comes to the happiness and wellbeing of their citizens? Watch the three co-editors of the World Happiness Report, Professors Jeffrey Sachs, Richard Layard, and John Helliwell, discuss the 2015 Report’s findings and the implications for all our societies.

  • World Happiness Report 2015 Ranks Happiest Countries

    NEW YORK, April 23 –- Since it was first published in 2012, the World Happiness Report demonstrated that well-being and happiness are critical indicators of a nation’s economic and social development, and should be a key aim of policy. This year’s report looks at the changes in happiness levels in 158 countries, and examines the reasons behind the statistics. The...

  • World Happiness Report Wins Award For the Betterment Of the Human Condition

    NEW YORK, New York, September 18, 2014 – The International Society for Quality of Life Studies has awarded the World Happiness Report the 2014 Award for the Betterment of the Human Condition. The award was granted to the Report co-editors: Professor John F. Helliwell, Lord Richard Layard, and Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs at the society’s recent annual conference in Berlin,...