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Santa Monica Aims to Develop a Standard of Happiness

Lindsey Smith

Santa Monica will aim to develop a standard happiness index by 2015 through the "Wellbeing Project." This index will have the possibility to be adopted around the country to try and help direct local government policy. More resources will be directed to improve the city.

"The well-being index will be based on factors such as social connections, economic stability, personal safety, physical surroundings, fulfilling employment, civic engagement, and health."

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