Factors contributing to happiness in Japan 2018

This statistic depicts the results of a survey conducted in April 2018 in Japan asking individuals about the leading factors contributing to their happiness. During the surveyed period, the majority of respondents, over 62 percent, considered health as a leading factor to measure individual happiness, while only 2.3 percent saw personal contribution to society as a source of happiness.

Leading factors for measuring happiness according to people in Japan as of April 2018

Share of respondents
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Release date

July 2018



Survey time period

April 2018

Number of respondents

1,038 respondents

Age group

20 to 69 years

Special properties

up to three answers were allowed

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "What are the leading factors to assess happiness for you?"

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