About this Visualization
The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. This year’s (2019) World Happiness Report focuses on happiness and the community: how happiness has evolved over the past dozen years, with a focus on the technologies, social norms, conflicts and government policies that have driven those changes.
World Happiness Report 2019 – https://worldhappiness.report/ed/2019/
Step 1: Select a country on the map to explore how its happiness ranking has changed from 2015 to 2019. If a country did not have a ranking in all five years worth of reports, it was excluded.
Step 2: Filter what countries are shown (#1 is the best) by their 2019 happiness score or by any of the six factors that contribute to making life evaluations higher in each country. While these have no impact on the total happiness score reported for each country, they do help explain why some countries rank higher than others.