GNH Survey

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The Gross National Happiness Index provides you with your own personal assessment of your well-being along the domains of happiness.  You can also use it to gain an understanding of how happy a community, group or geographic is by using a unique code. Please email info@happycounts.org for a unique code.

Click the blue button to take the survey.

The survey is also available in the following languages:

* Spanish
* Chinese Simple
* Chinese Traditional
* Somali
* Tagalog
* Vietnamese
* Oromo
Romanian
Youth survey - for under 25 years & optimized for smartphones.

What is the methodology for the GNH Index?

Read about the survey methodology.

Use the GNH Index in your area or for your project

Download the toolkit here. We can provide you a dedicated code so you can use Gross National Happiness Index survey for your area, organization or group.  Email info@happycounts.org for the Memorandum of Understanding for use of the GNH Index or download it here.

Can I get a hardcopy of the survey? (And how do I cite it?)

Gross National Happiness Index Round 3, 2014 download:  GNH Index Round 3 The Happiness Initiative requests that you use the following form of words to cite this document: Gross National Happiness Index, (2014). GNH Index Round 3. Seattle: The Happiness Initiative, Developed by Howell, R.T., Musikanski, L., & Goldenberg, E.

Gross National Happiness Index Round 2, 2013 download: GNH Index Round 2The Happiness Initiative requests that you use the following form of words to cite this document: Gross National Happiness Index, (2013). GNH Index Round 2. Seattle: The Happiness Initiative, Developed by Howell, R.T., Musikanski, L., & Goldenberg, E.

Gross National Happiness Index Round 1, 2011  download: GNH Index Round 1The Happiness Initiative requests that you use the following form of words to cite this document: Gross National Happiness Index, (2011). GNH Index Round 1. Seattle: The Happiness Initiative, Developed by Howell, R.T., Musikanski, L., deGraaf, J., Godzikoskaya, J. & Goldenberg, E.

Victoria’s 2010 Greater Victoria Wellbeing Survey download: Victoria WB Survey. For questions specific to this survey, please contact Janice Urquhart at (250) 370-8111 ext. 13862 (used by The Happiness Initiative/Sustainable Seattle in 2010 by permission from M. Pennock)

Other Surveys:

The Happiness Initiative’s Personal Happiness Quiz project is a series of five question surveys designed to inspire greater happiness in your life. Take a quiz each week, and see if you can beat your score from the prior week!

My Happiness Quiz Part 1
My Happiness Quiz Part 2
My Happiness Quiz Part 3

Authentic Happiness, a University of Pennsylvania program created by Martin Seligman, founder of the Positive Psychology movement, provides surveys about emotions, satisfaction with life, engagement and meaning.

Authentic Happiness Questionnaires

Beyond The Purchase provides surveys that help you understand the impact of spending habits on your happiness. Register here.

Forecasting your Happiness based on purchasing experiences or a material items
Materialistic Values Scale to find out how materialistic you are compared to others
Compulsive Buying Scale and learn about your spending habits

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