The survey had two questions.
In the first question you could say either you are very happy, rather happy, not very happy or not happy at all.
The second one asks your satisfaction in life.
The researchers found two parameters that can be correlated with happiness: peace and democracy. In a peaceful world everyone is happy and healthy. However, the ‘Happimeter’ goes higher if democracy co-exists with peace. Then we have the free choice to live our lives. That’s just super.
Let’s hear what Matthieu Ricard says about happiness.