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Wellbeing in the age of COVID-19

The Happiness Research Institute, 2022

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the wellbeing of societies in the early lockdown phase?

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions of people around the world. To study its impact on wellbeing, the Happiness Research Institute launched a longitudinal study from April to July, 2020.


In this report, we present key findings on the relationship between COVID-19 case increases and wellbeing, patterns of loneliness for different groups of people, behavioral buffers against loneliness, the relationship between media consumption and fear, and more. Using these insights we offer a 6-item action plan containing day-to-day activities to boost happiness levels during the pandemic.

Please find the online appendix here

Wellbeing in the age of COVID-19

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