World Happiness Report 2019
The United Nations has released the World Happiness Report 2019.
Finland was declared as the happiest country second time in a row.
USA ranked at 19th position despite being one of the richest countries.
India ranked 140th position seven place down from the last year.
Sudan’s people were most unhappy with their lives.
World Happiness Report
- The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be.
- It is released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations by the UN General Assembly.
- It ranks the countries of the world on the basis of questions primarily from the Gallup World Poll.
WHR is measured on 14 parameters:
(1) business & economic,
(2) citizen engagement,
(3) communications & technology,
(4) diversity (social issues),
(5) education & families,
(6) emotions (well-being),
(7) environment & energy,
(8) food & shelter,
(9) government and politics,
(10) law & order (safety),
(12) religion and ethics,
(13) transportation, and
What it shows?
Experiences from several nations confirm that the countries with higher GDP and higher per capita income are not necessarily the happiest countries and there exists a link between the state of happiness and rule of law.
- The World Happiness Report offers the world’s governments and individuals the opportunity to rethink public policies and individual life choices, to raise happiness and well-being.