Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Happiness levels remain stable globally. Finland tops World Happiness Report for 5th year in a row

 The 2022 World Happiness Report was released on March 28, 2022. The report ranks 156 countries by their happiness level, using data from the Gallup World Poll.

The top 10 happiest countries in the world are:

  1. Finland
  2. Denmark
  3. Iceland
  4. Switzerland
  5. Netherlands
  6. Luxembourg
  7. Sweden
  8. Norway
  9. Israel
  10. New Zealand

The bottom 10 least happy countries in the world are:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Zimbabwe
  3. Lebanon
  4. Rwanda
  5. Botswana
  6. Lesotho
  7. Haiti
  8. Malawi
  9. Tanzania
  10. South Sudan

The report found that the global average happiness level has remained relatively stable since 2012, at around 6.8 out of 10. However, there have been some significant changes in the rankings of individual countries.

For example, Finland has topped the list of happiest countries for the past four years, while Denmark has consistently ranked in the top three. Iceland has also seen a significant increase in its happiness score since 2012, while Zimbabwe has seen the biggest decrease.

The report also found that there are a number of factors that contribute to happiness, including GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, and generosity.

The report's authors suggest that governments can take steps to increase happiness levels in their countries by investing in social support, improving mental health care, and promoting policies that encourage generosity and social participation.

The World Happiness Report is an annual publication that ranks countries by their happiness levels. The report is based on data from the Gallup World Poll, which asks people in more than 150 countries to rate their lives on a scale of 0 to 10.

The report has been criticized for its subjective nature, but it has also been praised for its insights into the factors that contribute to happiness. The report's findings have been used by governments and organizations around the world to develop policies and programs that promote happiness.

The 2022 World Happiness Report is a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the factors that contribute to happiness. The report's findings can help governments, organizations, and individuals take steps to increase happiness levels in their own lives.

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