World Happiness Report 2021

World Happiness Report 2021


SOURCE- Livemint)


India ranks 139 out of 149 countries in the world happiness report 2021, it was released by the United Nations sustainable development solutions network.

Key highlights-

 neighboring countries performance:

  •  Pakistan ranked 105th
  •  China ranked 84th
  •  Sri Lanka ranked 129th
  •  Bangladesh ranked 101

 India’s performance with other countries:

  • The other Nations that rank below India are Burundi, Yaman, Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
  • India is a new entrant to the bottom 15 group from the last three years 
  • India previously ranked at 144 out of 156 countries in the 2020 report and in 2019 India was ranked 140

 Top performers-

  • Finland is ranked as the world happiness nation for the fourth consecutive year 
  • Nordic nation is followed by Iceland, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherland, Sweden, Germany and Norway
  • The United States ranks at 19th place for happiness despite being one of the richest countries in the world

Worst performers-

  •  Afghanistan is on the bottom of the list of affected by violent conflict and extreme poverty followed by Zimbabwe

World Happiness Report-

The survey used the Gallup World Poll that asked people to vote on three indicators

  • Life evaluation-  the respondents rate there life on a ladder with step numbers from 0 at the bottom to 10 at the top
  • Positive Emotions- People respond in binary on three majors happiness, laugh and enjoyment
  • negative emotions-  conducted on three measures of very sadness and anger

-Khyati Khare

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