With a happiness score of 5.132, Pakistan has been ranked as the 92nd happiest country among the 157 countries studied, according to the World Happiness Report 2016, to be released on 20 March, the UN World Happiness Day.
With a score of 7.526, Denmark is the happiest country on earth while Burundi in Africa with 2.905 score is the unhappiest.
Pakistan ranking in 2013 and 2015 was 81. We dropped 11 places since the last report.
Good news: Pakistan is ahead of its South Asian neighbours.
Our earlier Happy Country report on Pakistan:
How Pakistan (5.132) at No 92 compares with its South Asia neighbours:
83 China (5.245)
105 Iran (4.813)
117 Sri Lanka (4.415)
118 India (4.404)
110 Bangladesh (4.643)
154 Afghanistan (3.360)
Pakistan: The brighter side:
The top 10 happiest countries this year are:
Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden.
The United States came in at 13, the United Kingdom at 23, France at 32 and Italy at 50.
The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness, says the website blurb.
The World Happiness Report 2016 Update, which ranks 157 countries by their happiness levels, was released today in Rome in advance of UN World Happiness Day, 20 March.
Leading experts across fields – economics, psychology, survey analysis, national statistics, health, public policy and more – describe how measurements of well-being can be used effectively to assess the progress of nations.
The reports review the state of happiness in the world today and show how the new science of happiness explains personal and national variations in happiness. They reflect a new worldwide demand for more attention to happiness as a criteria for government policy.
You can download the full World Happiness Report 2016 here.
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