According to the recently released World Happiness Report 2023, Finland has once again been named the happiest country in the world, for the sixth year in a row. Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, and the Netherlands rounded out the top five. Slovenia, on the other hand, was ranked 22nd in the list of 137 countries evaluated.
What is World Happiness Report?
The World Happiness Report is a publication of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which collects data from the Gallup World Poll to offer a comprehensive survey of global happiness levels. Widely respected, the report is used by policymakers, researchers, and individuals to gain insights into the factors that contribute to happiness and well-being. The latest edition of the report provides some reasons for optimism as it ranks Finland as the happiest country in the world for the sixth consecutive year, followed by Denmark and Iceland.
How is happiness actually measured?
The World Happiness Report relies on data gathered through the Gallup World Poll, which asks people in various countries to rate their own lives on a scale from 0 to 10. These self-reported ratings are used to calculate the average life satisfaction score for each country. However, the report goes beyond just life satisfaction and considers other factors that can impact happiness such as social support, freedom of choice, generosity, perceptions of corruption, and GDP. Experts in the field of happiness and well-being analyze this data to provide insights and recommendations based on their findings.
Check more details about the World Happiness Report 2023 here.
What are the TOP10 happiest countries in the world?
The World Happiness Report 2023 has ranked the top 10 happiest countries as follows:
- New Zealand
Read the full report here.
How happy is Slovenia according to the World Happiness report 2023?
This year Slovenia was ranked 22nd in the list of 137 countries evaluated. Slovenia has consistently been ranked among the top 30 happiest countries in the world for the past few years. The country’s healthcare system, education, and standard of living have been cited as contributing factors to its happiness ranking.
What are some of the least happy countries in the world according to the World Happiness report 2023?
Some of the lowest-ranking countries that the recent report mentions are are Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, and Afghanistan Additionally, the report mentions positive movers in this year’s rankings, including Sweden and Norway.
How has Covid affected world happiness around the wolrd?
The report has found that global life satisfaction has remained remarkably resilient in spite of multiple crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also found higher levels of benevolence in all global regions, indicating that people have become more supportive of each other during the pandemic. While COVID-19 has been a major global crisis, it has not significantly affected people’s happiness levels around the world, according to the World Happiness Report 2023.
While there are still many challenges to be addressed, the report offers cause for optimism by highlighting the progress made by some countries in promoting greater happiness and well-being. As we continue to strive towards a happier and more fulfilling world, the insights and recommendations provided by the World Happiness Report can serve as a valuable guide.