Which country is the happiest in the World ?
Who are the happiest people in the world?
The UN-sponsored World Happiness Report 2013 answers this question by evaluating a number of social and economic indicators taken from 2010 to 2012. It ranked the happiness levels of people in 156 countries, using such criteria as wealth, health, freedom to make life choices, having someone to count on in times of trouble, freedom from corruption, and the generosity of fellow citizens.
Three measures of happiness have been also considered (each of which were evaluated by Gallup polls): Life satisfaction (on a scale from 1 to 10), positive emotional state the prior day, and negative emotional state the prior day.
The happiest people in the world are again in Northern Europe: Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden. Canada arrives at the 6th place, followed by Finland, Austria, Iceland, and Australia.
The happiest countries appear to be those in the developed world, but it’s also relatively high in Latin America and on the Arabian Peninsula.
As for the most predominant countries in the world: the USA are 17th, The U.K 22th, Brazil 24th, France 25th, Germany 26th, Japan 43th, Russia 68th or China 93th.
And what about the unhappiest places?
As you may expect they are all located in poor countries and/in a political conflict. Togo, Benin, Central African Republic, Burundi and Rwanda are in the bottom of the sad pit.
Discover the whole report here :