|The Gross National Happiness Survey|
The Survey is available for anyone in any region to take. One of the queries is a zip code field. This allows us to gather data for any region. Please feel free to take the survey wherever you are and forward it to your friends.
Survey results for May 27, 2011
*Gross National Happiness USA is a movement to change what we measure from Wealth to Well-Being. GNHUSA is working with Vermont as a laboratory for conversation about GNH ideas, implementing Well-Being surveys and developing policy tools. www.gnhusa.org
How happy are you? The Gross National Happiness Index survey helps you or your organization assess whether your life is getting better or worse today and in the future.It helps all of us assess our sustainability along the nine domains of happiness, and to inspire us to take action. We want to hear what actions you take after you take the survey: email
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How happy is our region? A scientific survey conducted by a third party will reveal statistically significant results for our region. These results, paired with objective metrics, will be useful for individuals seeking to know how they compare to others in our region. It will also be useful for policy makers and agencies seeking to take action. We plan to conduct a scientific survey this year. Donate to help with this effort!
What about other languages?
The overall GNH framework included the key contributors to happiness/wellbeing. These contributors had been identified through international conferences which brought together empirical researchers from a variety of disciplines to identify the critical factors that lead to happiness/wellbeing in human populations in different cultures- health, social and community vitality, time balance, cultural vitality, quality of governance, ecological vitality and material wellbeing.
Both the Bhutanese and western versions of the survey made extensive use of items from a number of international surveys to support the comparability of results. This also ensured that many of the items have been validated in cross-cultural settings. One advantage of this survey is that it is the only instrument that includes measures of wellbeing as well as the primary contributors to wellbeing.
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