The 2017 Growth from Knowledge report asked 23,000 consumers online in seventeen countries about what factors they personally see as being part of "the good life," specified as the life they would like to have. The top three most popular items selected internationally are good health, financial security, and leisure time. These are followed by a happy marriage, travel for leisure, a home you own, and control over one’s life. Less than half of people include children, spiritual enrichment, or a yard and lawn or nice garden.
The 2019 World Happiness Study Report, apart from factors such as per capita GDP, politics, and social welfare, tells how much good a community can bring to people's well-being, including affordable housing and active participation in community centers, generous behavior, etc.