World Happiness Report 2020

The United Nations has released World Happiness Report 2020.
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations released the World Happiness Report on 20th March, 2020.

March 20 was designated as the World Happiness Day the UN General Assembly in 2012.
 
The 2020 Report for the first time ranked cities around the world their subjective well-being and looked into how the social, urban and natural environments combine to affect happiness.
 
The World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness.
 
This is the 8th edition of the World Happiness Report. The special focus of World Happiness Report 2020 was on “environments for happiness” which emphasizes more specifically on social environments for happiness, as reflected the quality of personal social connections and social institutions.
 
The World Happiness Report 2020 covers the period of 2017-2019 and analyses the countries on following 6 variables:
 
GDP per capita
Social support
Healthy life expectancy
Freedom to make life choices
Generosity
Perceptions of corruption
 

Ranking of countries as per World Happiness Report 2020:
 
1. Finland
2. Denmark
3. Switzerland
4. Iceland
5. Norway
6. Netherlands
7. Sweden
8. New Zealand
9. Austria
10. Luxembourg
144. India
 
India ranked 144th in World Happiness Report 2020. India, previously ranked at 140. 
Its rank is way lower than its neighbours. Nepal is ranked 92, Pakistan is at 66, Bangladesh at 107 and Sri Lanka at 130.

India is a new entrant to the bottom-fifteen group.
The countries at the bottom are those afflicted  violent conflicts and extreme poverty, with Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Afghanistan classified as the world’s least happy nations.

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