Vs.hu writes that according to the results of a new survey, Hungary is in the middle field when it comes to happiness, while Denmark is in the first place.
The survey was carried out by Columbia University’s Earth Institute. This is the 2016 edition of their World Happiness Report that they’ve been doing since 2012. They set up a ranking of the countries according to their level of happiness. They took income per person, life expectancy in health and the rate of social support and corruption as basis to rank 157 countries of the world. Hungary finished in the 91st place.
It also turned out that the top ten countries’ composition hasen’t changed in the last year. Last year’s winner Switzerland fell to the 2nd place, while the 3rd place was given to Iceland. You can also find Norway, Finland, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden among the ten happiest countries. Israel finished in the 11th place and it is followed by Austria, the USA, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico.
According to vs.hu, we can find Hungary at the end of the middle field in the company of countries like Morocco in the 90th place, Pakistan in the 92nd place and Greece in the 99th place. The latter belongs to those countries, on the side of Saudi Arabia and Egypt, that fell back the most, compared to last year’s level of happiness. On the other hand, Germany moved forward ten places, since it finished in the 16th place, whereas it was only the 26th last year.
You’ll find the tiny East African country, Burundi, at the end of the list, which was passed by Syria, Afghanistan and the West African Togo and Benin. Out of the last 30 countries only 5 are not African: Bulgaria, Haiti and Cambodia besides the previously mentioned Syria and Afghanistan. This year’s report leaned on data collected between 2013 and 2015.
Jeffrey Sachs, the president of Earth Institute, said at the survey’s presentation in Rome on Wednesday that it would be all countries’ task to make their own report of the happiness and well-being of their nation.
The researchers also added that there are only five countries in the world where they created an individual minister quarter responsible for the happiness of the country. These are Bhutan, Ecuador, Scotland, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.