Emotionr purports to measure the subjective happiness of the world by aggregating every user’s 1 to 10 rating (with a nifty Web 2.0 slider, no less).
I found this rather interesting (and confirmation of what I expected):
A particularly striking quote from Axel Boldt, in his “A subjective comparison of Germany and the United States”:
If I had to boil it down to a word or two, I’d say naive optimism characterizes the American mentality and deliberate, hesitant pessimism the German one.
And a quote from Slartibartfast of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:
I’d far rather be happy that right any day.
Some food for thought.