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Since 2008, Gallup and Healthways have partnered to understand the well-being of both individuals and populations. “Well-being” is a concept that captures the important aspects of how people feel about and experience their daily lives — in other words, well-being encompasses more than physical health or economic indicators. Together, we measure and study well-being so we can act efficiently and effectively to improve it: in individuals, for organizations and across geographies.  

 

Today, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index® is the most proven, mature and comprehensive measure of well-being in the world. Measuring well-being gives leaders a unique perspective on where their populations are and where they can be — information that is vital to inform well-being improvement strategies.

 

State of Global Well-Being

Read our blog post to learn more about this report.

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WBI_GlobalReportIn 2013, Gallup and Healthways extended the reach of the Well-Being Index beyond the United States, conducting interviews with more than 133,000 respondents in 135 countries and areas around the world. The Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index™ uses a holistic definition of well-being and self-reported data from individuals across the globe to create a unique view of societies’ progress on the elements that matter most to well-being.

 

The inaugural “State of Global Well-Being” report contains:

 

  • Country and regional rankings

  • Well-being profiles of countries across the globe

  • Industry perspectives on well-being improvement

  • Recommendations for well-being improvement

 

Globally, higher well-being correlates with outcomes indicative of stability and resilience — for example, healthcare utilization, intent to migrate, trust in elections and local institutions, daily stress, food/shelter security, volunteerism and willingness to help strangers.

   

State of American Well-Being

Read our blog post to learn more about this report.

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For the sixth consecutive year, Healthways and Gallup have released their analysis of the state of well-being across the United States. Gallup conducts 500 telephone interviews a day with Americans to gather their perceptions, for a resulting sample that represents an estimated 95 percent of all U.S. households. More than 178,000 interviews fueled the 2013 analysis. In the United States, improving well-being has been shown to lower healthcare costs and increase worker productivity, in turn enhancing organizational and community competitiveness. 

 

The “State of American Well-Being” report contains:

 

  • State, community and congressional district rankings

  • Insights on Americans and their well-being

  • Industry perspectives on well-being improvement

  • Recommendations for well-being improvement

 

Reports by individual state are also available.