World Happiness Rate



John Helliwell, one of the authors of the report mentioned that the happiest countries are those where people feel a sense of belonging, trust, enjoy each other’s company and their shared institutions. Growing resilience increases trust and reduces the burden of hardships, and therefore lessens the inequality of well-being.

The World Happiness Report has been released, a total of 156 nations were surveyed. This year the report majorly focused on the environment social, urban, and natural.

Do you know what is world happiness report?

The World Happiness Report is a survey or the calculation of the overall global happiness rate or index in which there are 156 countries, implying how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The World Happiness Report ranks cities around the globe by their overall well-being, mental health, and digs more deeply into how the social, urban, and natural environments combine to affect our overall growth and happiness.

You know! Surveying on a global scale is difficult. Then, have you ever wondered! how these surveys are conducted?

The reports are on a wide variety of data, the most important and efficient source has always been the Gallup World Poll, which is unique in the range and comparability. The evaluations provide the basis for the annual happiness rankings from the Gallup World Poll.

India was ranked at a dismal 144, by scoring 3.573 points, ranking lower than Pakistan which secured 5.693 points, ranking 66 out of all the countries surveyed. Finland secured the first position as the world’s happiest country, extending its lead over Denmark and Switzerland.

According to the 2019 happiness index, India ranked 140, slipping 4 positions compared to the previous year.

Finland rated 7.809 points for the third consecutive year. The country was followed closely by Denmark (7.646) and Switzerland (7.560), ranked at no 2 and 3 positions respectively. Iceland and Norway secured the fourth and fifth positions respectively in the World Happiness Rate.

The indicators also included GDP rate, social support, personal freedom, and levels of corruption apart from the person's level of happiness.

It must be noted, while making the report, the impact of the coronavirus outbreak has not been taken and recorded into account.

People were pleasantly and significantly surprised by the willingness of their neighbours and their institutions to work in harness to help each other. Happiness also came when people are in contact with nature, especially when they are accompanied by family or friends.

By Sakshi

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