India an unhappy country: Report

Norway has emerged as the world’s happiest country

GN Bureau | March 21, 2017


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 India ranked 122nd among list of155 countries, according to the World Happiness Report 2017.

It is four points down than its previous ranking of 118 in 2016. The report was released on the International Day of Happiness celebrated at United Nation on Monday. It is the fifth report to come out since 2012.
 
Norway has emerged as the world’s happiest country. It has moved from fourth to the top spot, displacing Denmark to the second position which was at the number one position for three out of the past four years.
 
The factors measured in the annual World Happiness Report are inequality, healthy life expectancy, GDP per capita, freedom, generosity, lack of corruption in government and business, and social support. Together it used to generate a happiness score from 1 to 10.
 
 Among the SAARC nations, India stands lower than Pakistan (80), Bhutan (97), Nepal (99), Bangladesh (110), and Sri Lanka (120). Nations like China (79), Iraq (117) have fared better than India.
 
The top of the list is dominated by the countries of Western Europe and North America, with the US and Britain at 14th and 19th spot respectively.
 
Countries in sub-Saharan Africa and those hit by conflict have predictably low scores. War-torn Syria scores the lowest.
 

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