Happiness Census

App-based citizen surveys

Happiness Census projects are app-based citizen surveys. Citizens download an app for their citiy and answer a citizen survey focusing on their subjective well-being and community well-being. After the questionnaire citizens can give feedback over the app what they like in their city and what could be (even) better. You can always send citizens information or surveys to recent topics to make sure that you have the right information for the right democratic decisions.




We show you the Happiness Census App and explain to you the assessment system in an in-person meeting.

We adapt the assessment system to your city and add city specific questions.

We adapt the Happiness Census App to your city design and deploy your citizen survey app.


We help you to communicate the new instrument to ensure high participation rates.

We collect data based on the most recent security standards on own servers in Germany.

Analysis / Reporting

We analyze the data, anonymise the results and display them in an online-dashboard.

We update the online-dashboard on the basis of the anonymous citizen feedbacks. A citizen sends a feedback per app, we read it and ensure that the citizen itself and no other citizen is deanonymised by it. If this is ensured we accept the message and update the online-dashboard accordingly.


We survey the citizens to recent topics by sending surveys to all citizens or specific groups.

We consult you to pick the right interventions and evaluate them with you.

Example visualization of the results within the online-dashboard

Example visualization of the results within the online-dashboard