Based on a freshly published survey, Hungary is ranked in third place among the unhappiest countries in the world. Numerically, only 14% of Hungarians consider themselves happy. But what is the reason behind that? And which country’s population has the highest life satisfaction? Let’s see the results!
The freshly published survey carried out by Ipsos measured people’s happiness in 30 countries. According to the survey, people around the world are most likely to describe their health, physical and mental well-being, family (partner/spouse and children) and sense of purpose as the sources of their “greatest happiness”. This list continues with pleasant living conditions, a sense of security, a sense of control, being in nature, working or doing meaningful work, and earning more money – reported the Hungarian news portal Pénzcentrum.
Based on the factors mentioned above, 67% of the 30 countries’ populations surveyed consider themselves happy. Most of them live in the Netherlands, where 86% of respondents said they were happy. They are followed by Australia (85%), China (83%), the United Kingdom (83%) and India (82%). In addition, the population of France, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Sweden and the United States are also listed among the happiest nations in the ranking.
Considering Hungary, the results are not that promising. Unfortunately,
Hungary has been ranked as the third unhappiest country in the international ranking.
This is due to the fact that only 51% of the population feel happy in their homeland, while 13% consider themselves distinctly unhappy. Following Hungary, the most depressed countries are Turkey (18%) and Argentina (14%). In the case of Hungarians, the wish to have children is above the global average while spending time in nature is also considered a vital source of happiness.
Besides Ipsos, the happiness of Hungarians has been recently examined in other surveys. Based on the happiness survey carried out by Pénzcentrum,
Veszprém county around Lake Balaton is the happiest county in Hungary, followed by Pest and Vas counties.
The Hungarian capital is only 7th on the list. According to the respondents, another important aspect of the happiness survey is advancement in education (even up to Ph.D. level), getting married and having children.
The Ipsos survey has also revealed that, on a global average, happiness prevalence is higher today than in mid-2020, and even higher than in the months before the pandemic, in mid-2019.