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World Happiness Index 2020

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  1. Chakar The Great

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    The happiest countries in the world 2020 have been ranked in the latest World Happiness Report. For the third year running, Finland holds on to top spot

    Happiness is a nebulous thing; hard to grasp and harder to hold onto. Scientists, economists and philosophers have defined it through the ages as a combination of different things, among them health, wealth, companionship and security.

    Various indices attempt to rank the happiest countries in the world on an annual basis. The World Happiness Report from the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is particularly interesting as it ranks 153 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be.

    The SDSN employs an international group of economists, neuroscientists and statisticians to survey citizens on their subjective wellbeing to produce a comprehensive annual list of the happiest countries in the world.

    HOW TO EVALUATE HAPPINESS
    SDSN highlights that its rankings are not an index like the longer running Human Development Index (HDI) and more recent Happy Planet Index (HPI). These are often influenced by sponsors and draw only partly on self-assessment – or make no use of it at all.

    SDSN stresses that its findings draw heavily on data from population samples in each country, using a life evaluation survey to produce subjective wellbeing data.

    The report principally relies on asking a straightforward, subjective question of more than 1,000 people in each country:

    Imagine a ladder, with steps numbered from 0 at the bottom to 10 at the top.

    The top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder represents the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder would you say you personally feel you stand at this time?

    That is not to say the report is without a scientific basis. Economic and social influences are considered along with the survey (namely GDP per capita, social support, life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity and perceptions of corruption), but the focus is on how happy citizens say they are; not how happy statisticians think they should be.

    TOP 10 HAPPIEST COUNTRIES
    Finland takes the top spot once again as the happiest country in the world. Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are countries that have consistently ranked among the happiest. The only top-10 newcomer was Luxembourg.

    1. Finland
    2. Denmark
    3. Switzerland
    4. Iceland
    5. Norway
    6. Netherlands
    7. Sweden
    8. New Zealand
    9. Austria
    10. Luxembourg
    TOP 10 HAPPIEST CITIES
    For the first time in its history, the report also ranked individual cities by residents’ perception of their own well-being. Unsurprisingly, Finland’s capital Helsinki was in first place.

    1. Helsinki, Finland
    2. Aarhus, Denmark
    3. Wellington, New Zealand
    4. Zurich, Switzerland
    5. Copenhagen, Denmark
    6. Bergen, Norway
    7. Oslo, Norway
    8. Tel Aviv, Israel
    9. Stockholm, Sweden
    10. Brisbane, Australia
    ► View the complete city rankings here.

    THE GEOGRAPHY OF HAPPINESS
    Unsurprisingly, there is a strong correlation between unhappiness and the poorestand most dangerous countries. Nine of the top 10 happiest countries are European nations with only New Zealand from outside Europe.

    HAPPIEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD 2020 – COMPLETE RANKINGS
    Rank Country Score
    1 Finland -7.809
    2 Denmark -7.646
    3 Switzerland -7.560
    4 Iceland -7.504
    5 Norway -7.488
    6 Netherlands -7.449
    7 Sweden -7.353
    8 New Zealand -7.300
    9 Austria -7.294
    10 Luxembourg -7.238
    11 Canada -7.232
    12 Australia -7.223
    13 UK -7.165
    14 Israel -7.129
    15 Costa Rica -7.121
    16 Ireland -7.094
    17 Germany -7.076
    18 USA -6.940
    19 Czech Rep. -6.911
    20 Belgium -6.864
    21 UAE -6.791
    22 Malta -6.773
    23 France -6.664
    24 Mexico -6.465
    25 Taiwan -6.455
    26 Uruguay -6.440
    27 Saudi Arabia -6.406
    28 Spain -6.401
    29 Guatemala -6.399
    30 Italy -6.387
    31 Singapore -6.377
    32 Brazil -6.376
    33 Slovenia -6.363
    34 El Salvador -6.348
    35 Kosovo -6.325
    36 Panama -6.305
    37 Slovakia -6.281
    38 Uzbekistan -6.258
    39 Chile -6.228
    40 Bahrain -6.227
    41 Lithuania -6.215
    42 Trinidad & Tobago -6.192
    43 Poland -6.186
    44 Colombia -6.163
    45 Cyprus -6.159
    46 Nicaragua -6.137
    47 Romania -6.124
    48 Kuwait -6.102
    49 Mauritius -6.101
    50 Kazakhstan -6.058
    51 Estonia -6.022
    52 Philippines -6.006
    53 Hungary -6.000
    54 Thailand -5.999
    55 Argentina -5.975
    56 Honduras -5.953
    57 Latvia -5.950
    58 Ecuador -5.925
    59 Portugal -5.911
    60 Jamaica -5.890
    61 South Korea -5.872
    62 Japan -5.871
    63 Peru -5.797
    64 Serbia -5.778
    65 Bolivia -5.747
    66 Pakistan -5.693
    67 Paraguay -5.692
    68 Dominican Rep. -5.689
    69 Bosnia & Herz. -5.674
    70 Moldova -5.608
    71 Tajikistan -5.556
    72 Montenegro -5.546
    73 Russia -5.546
    74 Kyrgyzstan -5.542
    75 Belarus -5.540
    76 Northern Cyprus -5.536
    77 Greece -5.515
    78 Hong Kong -5.510
    79 Croatia -5.505
    80 Libya -5.489
    81 Mongolia -5.456
    82 Malaysia -5.384
    83 Vietnam -5.353
    84 Indonesia -5.286
    85 Ivory Coast -5.233
    86 Benin -5.216
    87 Maldives -5.198
    88 Congo -5.194
    89 Azerbaijan -5.165
    90 Macedonia -5.160
    91 Ghana -5.148
    92 Nepal -5.137
    93 Turkey -5.132
    94 China -5.124
    95 Turkmenistan -5.119
    96 Bulgaria -5.102
    97 Morocco -5.095
    98 Cameroon -5.085
    99 Venezuela -5.053
    100 Algeria -5.005
    101 Senegal -4.981
    102 Guinea -4.949
    103 Niger -4.910
    104 Laos -4.889
    105 Albania -4.883
    106 Cambodia -4.848
    107 Bangladesh -4.833
    108 Gabon -4.829
    109 South Africa -4.814
    110 Iraq -4.785
    111 Lebanon -4.772
    112 Burkina Faso -4.769
    113 Gambia -4.751
    114 Mali -4.729
    115 Nigeria -4.724
    116 Armenia -4.677
    117 Georgia -4.673
    118 Iran -4.672
    119 Jordan -4.633
    120 Mozambique -4.624
    121 Kenya -4.583
    122 Namibia -4.571
    123 Ukraine -4.561
    124 Liberia -4.558
    125 Palestinian Territories -4.553
    126 Uganda -4.432
    127 Chad -4.423
    128 Tunisia -4.392
    129 Mauritania -4.375
    130 Sri Lanka -4.327
    131 Congo (DRC) -4.311
    132 Swaziland -4.308
    133 Myanmar -4.308
    134 Comoros -4.289
    135 Togo -4.187
    136 Ethiopia -4.186
    137 Madagascar -4.166
    138 Egypt -4.151
    139 Sierra Leone -3.926
    140 Burundi -3.775
    141 Zambia -3.759
    142 Haiti -3.721
    143 Lesotho -3.653
    144 India -3.573
    145 Malawi -3.538
    146 Yemen -3.527
    147 Botswana -3.479
    148 Tanzania -3.476
    149 Central African Rep. -3.476
    150 Rwanda -3.312
    151 Zimbabwe -3.299
    152 South Sudan -2.817
    153 Afghanistan -2.567





    Source: https://www.atlasandboots.com/happi...Tec3yH_r9YrBo0Rfw2xBOuqBEePpKldxCEqCwtKpKAdS8
     
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    Lol offcourse. Who'd be happy in miserable India where riots, killings, and civil strife is every day life---with masses suffering from inferiority-complex due to past Islamic domination and yearning to take "revenge", but only to end up getting humiliated even more worldwide (Eg 27th Feb PAF parading of their wing commander without getting any reply back from India :lol:)
     
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    Well its true from what ive seen...hindus dont have the same level of family support as most of us do, when times are bad they will throw eachother under the bus rather than go out of their way to help.

    Having religious morals makes a huge difference in outlook on life. Id rather be happy than rich.
     
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    Country with the largest population living poverty, while cosplaying as a super power.
    I would be depressed too.
     
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    India is at the bottom 10 with Sudan, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Yemen. They claim to rival China and want to be permanent member in UNSC as well as a super power.
     
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