City of Somerville 2023 Happiness Survey Now Open to All

Biennial Survey Gives Residents and Everyone Engaged with City of Somerville Services Opportunity to Rate Personal Happiness, Wellbeing, and Satisfaction

SOMERVILLE – How’s it going, Somerville? We want to know! Starting today, July 21, the City’s biennial Happiness Survey, mailed to a random sample of 5,000 Somerville residents in June, is now open for everyone to complete online. The survey will close on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

The survey is available online in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Nepali, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese here:

The site also provides background information about the survey, along with data and results from 2011-2021 surveys.

Somerville Happiness Survey Frequently Asked Questions

Can multiple people from my household respond?
Please have only one person from your household complete the survey.

I have just moved to Somerville and can’t speak to everything – should I still participate?
Yes! All perspectives are welcome.

Can I take the survey if I don’t live in Somerville?
Yes! We also welcome responses from people who work in Somerville, have children who attend a Somerville Public School, or have another strong connection to Somerville.

How will my information be used? Will I be identified from my response?
Your demographic information will be used to ensure that the survey is representative but will not be used to identify you. Your responses will be combined with other residents’ responses to help inform decisions that support and enhance well being in Somerville. Results will be anonymous.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Adrienne Pomeroy, at 617-625-6600 x2059 or

Respondents who need the survey translated into another language can request a free translation from the City of Somerville. To request a translated copy, residents should contact the SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs at or call 311 (617-666-3311).

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