This site is on hiatus and the happiness survey for Tacoma is no longer valid.

While the happiness survey for Tacoma (and links to it on this web page) are no longer operational, you have a couple of other options if you are interested in taking a similar survey to measure your happiness.  One option — Happy Counts — is managed out of Seattle and offers both the option of taking the survey and getting involved in the Happiness Movement.  Here’s a link to it:

Another alternative for you is to learn more about Gross National Happiness efforts in the USA.  If this is your interest, please visit:

Kate Stirling, one of the original co-creators of the Happiness Initiative in Tacoma, teaches a class in the Economics of Happiness at the University of Puget Sound.  If you are interested in talking to her about these issues, please email her at

Thanks for your interest!