According to a new survey, less than 60% of Hungarians claim to feel happy all or most of the time, and 1 in every 10 Hungarian never feels happy at all.
New Eurostat survey reveals how unhappy Hungarian people really are. It turns out; we are way below the EU average.
Only 57.8% of Hungarians reported feeling happy all or most of the time, which is approximately 10/6 people.
In 2018, over 62% of people aged 16 and over in the European Union reported being happy all of the time (14%) or most of the time (48%), while 12% were rarely (8%) or never happy (2%). Compared with 2013, the share of happy people in the EU increased by over two percentage points (60%).
Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria and Finland have the happiest people: over three-quarters of people (76% in each country) claimed to feel satisfied all or most of the time over the last four weeks. Following the top three are Luxembourg (74% of people), Spain (72%) and Denmark (70%).
In contrast, the frequency of being happy is the lowest in Latvia (only 31% of people reported being happy all or most of the time), Bulgaria (35%) and Croatia (42%). They are followed by Lithuania (45%), Greece (46%) and Romania (46%).
Results show that based on the Hungarian respondents’ answers, Hungarians are less happy than the EU average; out of 10 Hungarians, 6 claimed to be satisfied all or most of the time, 3 sometimes feel happy, 1 rarely feels happy, and 1.8% of the respondents claimed never to fell happiness at all, Pénzcentrum reports.
Looking at the extremes, Spain recorded the highest share of people who were happy all of the time (29%), while a similar percentage of people in Latvia (28%) reported being happy rarely or never.