World Happiness Report 2020

Finland is the world’s happiest country according to the World Happiness Report 2020. India ranks 144 in the report.


  1. Nordic states dominated the top 10, along with countries such as Switzerland, New Zealand and Austria. Luxembourg also edged into the 10th spot for the first time this year.

  2. The happiest countries are those “where people feel a sense of belonging, where they trust and enjoy each other and their shared institutions.

  3. Meanwhile, the countries at the bottom are those afflicted by violent conflicts and extreme poverty, with Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Afghanistan classified as the world’s least happy nations. 

Important Info :

  • The World Happiness Report is a publication of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which operates under the auspices of the United Nations since 2012 to mobilize scientific and technical expertise in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • This is the eighth World Happiness Report which ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be.

  • Researchers for Report asked people to evaluate their own levels of happiness, and took into account measures such as GDP, social support, personal freedom and levels of corruption to give each nation a happiness score.

  • The World Happiness Report 2020 for the first time ranks cities around the world by their subjective well-being and digs more deeply into how the social, urban and natural environments combine to affect our happiness.

Source :The Hindu

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