The World Happiness Index surveys each year numerous people from various countries around the world in search of the country that has the happiest population.
This year’s winner is Denmark, followed by Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland and Canada. And India at a poor 118.
The process is actually rather simple.
The researchers ask people to rank their own happiness. These answers are then weighted based on six other factors: levels of GDP, life expectancy, generosity, social support, freedom, and corruption.
Then, the results are compared to Dystopia, an imaginary place the team vlog created where everyone is miserable. This fictional, sad realm allows all of the countries to remain positive in the six factors listed above. The size of the sample is 2,000 to 3,000 people per country. When you consider population size, that’s not great.
But the team claims, ” a sample size of 2,000 to 3,000 is large enough to give a fairly good estimate at the national level. This is confirmed by the 95 percent confidence intervals shown at the right-hand end of each country bar.” Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
Denmark leads the pack with Switzerland (last year’s winner), Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden rounding out the top 10. The US ranks 13th, and the UK 23rd.
The unhappiest countries are Afghanistan at 154th followed by Togo and Syria.
The team thinks that this report helps countries gauge how ready they are to start pursuing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which include ending poverty and hunger, increasing healthcare and the quality of education, reaching gender equality and many other great, humanitarian goals that would benefit the world.
The team also believes that the index is helpful because it looks at more than just economic factors, like most other world polls do.