A first-of-its-kind national survey has been launched by the UAE Government to measure happiness and positivity across the country.
The survey will also identify priorities and sources of happiness for society, as well as create a database of the results to help local and federal government entities to develop legislation, policies, plans and services to achieve happiness, news agency WAM reported.
Some 14,000 people will be polled in the nationwide survey, said Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness.
Pollsters will seek feedback from participants for on questions related to happiness, positivity, quality of life, education, learning, healthcare, society, culture, environment, infrastructure, government services, living standards and work.
"Happiness and positivity are among the priorities and goals set by the UAE Government, which seeks to identify what affects society's happiness. The launch of the national survey of happiness and positivity comes within the context of the efforts aimed at developing precise and comprehensive scientific tools and indices that will enable government entities to embrace plans and strategies to achieve happiness throughout society," said Al Roumi.
The Smart Dubai Happiness Agenda was adopted by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum earlier this year to guide Dubai’s smart city transformation to positively impact happiness in Dubai through a science-backed and methodical approach, organised in four strategic portfolios to discover, change, educate and measure happiness for the city.
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