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Offline thaiga

Which is the happiest country in the world
« on: March 17, 2016, 07:30:10 PM »
Which is the happiest country in the world

Denmark the 'happiest country' and Burundi 'the least happy'

Denmark is the world's happiest country while Burundi is the least happy, according to a new survey.
The fourth World Happiness Report also found that countries where there was less inequality were happier overall.
Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Finland, which like Denmark have strong social security systems, made up the rest of the top five.
The US was the world's 13th happiest country, the UK was 23rd, China was 83rd and India was 118th.

At the bottom of the 156 countries on the list was Burundi, which is experiencing severe political unrest and the threat of violence. It scored worse than Syria, where a civil war has killed more than 250,000 people over the past five years.

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Chart from the d/m shows thailand in 33 rd place
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

Offline thaiga

Re: Thailand Slips in UN ‘Happiness Index’
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 12:40:17 PM »
Thailand Slips in UN ‘Happiness Index’

Thailand’s smiles have drooped slightly, according to the latest edition of a UN happiness index published Wednesday.

The kingdom slipped 14 spots to rank No. 46 among 156 countries surveyed for the “World Happiness Report,” which the UN describes as “a landmark survey of the state of Global Happiness.”

The report measures a variety of factors to rank 156 nations by their happiness levels and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrant populations. The report, which did not assess the happiness of Thailand’s foreign-born residents, is being released ahead of Tuesday’s celebration of the UN’s International Day of Happiness.

Finland proved happiest in the report, which noted that the top 10 positions have been held by the same countries for two years now. Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, Australia, the Netherlands and Iceland are among the other top nations.

The report measures not just income and per capita GDP, but also life expectancy, social support, trust, generosity and corruption.

“All the top countries tend to have high values for all six of the key variables that have been found to support well-being: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity,” the report said.

Worldwide, Thailand came in just after Kuwait and before Italy.

In ASEAN, Singapore edge out Thailand to rank No. 34 while southern neighbor Malaysia was right behind at 35.

Elsewhere, the United States ranked No. 18 while the United Kingdom came in a nearly as happy No. 19. The least happy country, according to the report? Unfortunately for the Burundians, it’s Burundi.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.