- Orange dots are Happy or Very Happy People
- Blue dots are Sad or Very Sad People
- White dots are in the middle (they’re deliberately set so they’re difficult to see.
The previous happy places map had about a thousand dots, this one has 2280. As before it uses the WHO-5 index to assign a “happiness” rating from 1 – 25. Twenty Five is very happy, one is utterly miserable. As I’ve ranked them for this map:
- 21 – 25 is Very Happy,
- 16 – 20 is Happy,
- 11 – 15 is OK,
- 6 – 10 is Sad
- 0 – 5 is Very Sad.
The average score is a tiny tiny smidge under 14.
The points are taken from the answers to the transport survey I’ve just finished, and the very short happiness survey people have been answering for me over the last few weeks. As before I’m still working on the bigger transport survey, but in the long run I will be looking at this data with respect to peoples travel patterns. Does access to good transport increase your sense of well-being. What if you’re commuting hours every day, or spending a fortune on transport?
You can take the survey as often as you like, just click on the link and you can share it with your friends however you like to!