More children in the UK are unhappy with their lives according to the latest annual report from the Children’s Society which measures happiness and wellbeing in over 2,000 children aged 10-17. It now has data for the last decade. Topics include family life, appearance, friendships and more. Full methodology is on the website.
The World Happiness Report is a survey of the state of global happiness that ranks over 150 countries by how happy their citizens feel themselves to be. Read reports and download the data on the website. The blog discusses the impact of Covid-19. OECD also has a Better life index which examines objective and subjective feelings of […]
The OECD has discussed methodology (in terms of OECD nations) in a number of its reports. This includes How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820 – which covers 25 nations. They have also developed the Better Life Index- which compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions […]
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World Happiness Report 2018, ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels. The 2019 report is due to be launched on the 20th March – International Day of Happiness. Download the data and consult the methodology on the website.
The latest annual Good Childhood report from the Children’s Society measures children’s subject well-being and happiness. It has their opinions on social media, friends, family, education and health. It is possible to get breakdowns by gender. Details of the methodology used is provided on the website. Trends in time from the first index in 2005 […]
Find out in the 2016 update to the World Happiness report. It ranks 156 nations according to a number of detailed criteria which are explained in the methodology. The report also considers how subjective well being can be measured by researchers, issues relating to happiness and public policy and sustainable development. It also considers how […]
According to the latest 3 year survey from the office for National Statistics. Find out more from the website. There there are also maps of levels of happiness for local authority areas. There are also excel data tables at a local level for anxiety, satisfaction and happiness. The BBC has an interesting online test – […]
According to the latest Good Childhood report 2015 published this week by the Children’s Society, children in the UK are unhappy. The report measures subjective well-being in a number of key areas including relationships with family and friends, school life, satisfaction with appearance, money and possessions. Generally it found that compared to other nations children ‘in […]
http://urbangems.org/ A new academic project that aims to crowd source what citizens like about cities and what makes them happy. It is being undertaken by Cambridge University’s Computing Laboratory. And will ask visitors to the site to compare views and judge which they like best. The data will then be analysed to build up a […]
Measuring Subjective Wellbeing in the UK http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/wellbeing/measuring-subjective-wellbeing-in-the-uk/first-annual-ons-experimental-subjective-well-being-results/index.html was released this week by the Office of National Statistics. Release includes statistical tables by geographical location. The Guardian has a good graph of locations http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2012/jul/24/happiness-wellbeing-map-britain For an international comparison Gallup launched a world pessimism index – which concluded that Greeks were most unhappy! http://www.gallup.com/poll/156137/Worldwide-Greeks-Pessimistic-Lives.aspx The New Economics Foundation […]