Table 1 Correlation table for each SDG and subjective well-being (globally and regionally).

From: The SDGs and human well-being: a global analysis of synergies, trade-offs, and regional differences

   Region
All Europe Former Soviet Union Asia MENA Sub-Saharan Africa Americas
SDG
1 No poverty 0.65* 0.49* − 0.03 0.44 0.22 0.50* 0.76*
2 Zero hunger 0.62* 0.44 0.30 0.41 0.70* 0.23 0.38
3 Good health 0.77* 0.76* 0.40 0.69* 0.82* 0.15 0.89*
4 Quality education 0.64* 0.48* 0.12 0.55* 0.67* 0.14 0.62*
5 Gender equality 0.61* 0.78* 0.55 0.69* 0.75* − 0.29 0.66*
6 Clean water and sanitation 0.73* 0.69* 0.16 0.83* 0.26 0.00 0.61*
7 Affordable and clean energy 0.69* 0.40 − 0.40 0.71* 0.47 0.51* 0.68*
8 Decent work and economic growth 0.69* 0.62* 0.68* 0.54* 0.77* 0.34 0.61*
9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure 0.80* 0.90* 0.36 0.78* 0.92* 0.35 0.62*
10 Reducing inequality 0.32* 0.71* 0.06 0.12 0.01 0.07 − 0.08
11 Sustainable cities and communities 0.61* 0.74* 0.51 0.56* 0.08 0.00 0.77*
12 Responsible consumption and production − 0.75* − 0.69* − 0.39 − 0.78* − 0.80* − 0.26 − 0.51
13 Climate action − 0.35* − 0.19 − 0.19 − 0.54* − − 0.71* − 0.10 − 0.23
14 Life below water − 0.02 0.12 0.44 0.18 − 0.14 − 0.02 0.28
15 Life on land 0.03 − 0.06 0.50 − 0.13 − 0.24 − 0.06 0.09
16 Peace, justice and strong institutions 0.69* 0.85* 0.12 0.72* 0.73* 0.06 0.72*
17 Partnerships for the goals 0.16 − 0.03 − 0.28 0.27 0.21 0.04 − 0.02
All 0.79* 0.79* 0.37 0.74* 0.55 0.32 0.77*
  1. Univariate correlations where * represents statistical significance at the 1% level. In line with SDG Index methodology, regional averages are used for missing values.