Considering what people are going through these days – the ongoing pandemic, inflation around the world, rising economic uncertainty, and tensions between countries – being happy may seem like it takes more effort than before.
Although some people may think of happiness as living a luxurious lifestyle or achieving fame, research shows that happiness actually comes down to something more basic, including clean drinking water, affordable health care, and healthy work. -Involves life balance.
Every year since 2012, the United Nations has published its World Happiness Report, ranking more than 150 countries from happiest to least happy. The score is based on the responses of adults representing all walks of life to the “Cantrill Ladder” question, a prompt that asks participants to rate their quality of life on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 being the worst. Represents life (or down). Rung,) and 10 represent the best (or top notch).
In addition to revealing the quality of life of its participants, the report factors in six key variables including GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and the absence of corruption; It also explores the relationship between government and happiness, the effects of prosocial behavior, and how information technology has transformed how we communicate with and become informed.
Using data from the 2022 World Happiness Report, Stacker compiled the top 50 happiest countries around the world, ranging from least happy (#50) to happiest (#1). This research includes the impact of the pandemic on each country. Read on to see which country houses some of the happiest people on the planet.