▲ Up
 
18:44 20-09-2017
АКИpress CA-News Tazabek Turmush
ADVERTISE WITH US SUBSCRIBE
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on earth
18:49, 20 March 2017, 713
Twitterfacebookprint

AKIPRESS.COM - Norway is the happiest place on earth, according to a United Nations agency report - toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position, reports BBC.

The World Happiness Report measures "subjective well-being" - how happy the people are, and why.

Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and and Finland round out the top five, while the Central African Republic came last.

Western Europe and North America dominated the top of table, with the US and UK at 14th and 19th, respectively.

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa and those hit by conflict have predictably low scores. Syria placed 152 of 155 countries - Yemen and South Sudan, which are facing impending famine, came in at 146 and 147.

The World Happiness Report was released to coincide with the United Nation's International Day of Happiness on 20 March.

It mainly relies on asking a simple, subjective question of more than 1,000 people every year in more than 150 countries.

"Imagine a ladder, with steps numbered from 0 at the bottom to 10 at the top," the question asks.

"The top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder represents the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder would you say you personally feel you stand at this time?"

The average result is the country's score - ranging from Norway's 7.54 to the Central African Republic's 2.69. But the report also tries to analyse statistics to explain why one country is happier than another.

It looks at factors including economic strength (measured in GDP per capita), social support, life expectancy, freedom of choice, generosity, and perceived corruption.


Full access to all news articles in English

1 month2000 somsubscribe
year20000 somsubscribe
These subscription fees are for private individuals only. Please contact us via phone +996 (312) 900-776 or email info@akipress.org for corporate subscription inquiries
Twitterfacebookprint
LATEST NEWS
17:49 Family with triplets moves in new house bought for Atambayev's funds17:44 48 state-owned mansions near Ala-Archa state residence sold at auction for $2,074,00017:13 Deputy Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan appointed16:59 Uzbekistan presents replica of Samarkand's Registan Square to UN16:30 Mirziyoyev invites UN Chief to international conference on security and sustainable development in Central Asia16:25 Kazakh crime boss captured, he had fake Kyrgyz passport16:08 2 Election Commission members say there is consolidation of power ongoing in the commission16:01 Jalal-Abad man probed for killing brother15:53 Public prosecutor asks judge to sentence Aida Salyanova to 8 years in prison15:32 World Bank says drinking water of Tajikistan contains various bacteria15:28 Turkmenistan, Vietnam discuss expansion of cooperation15:21 'Government bodies must serve people,' Mirziyoyev says at UN assembly15:16 40% of country's GDP created by small and medium businesses in 2016: First Deputy PM15:02 Tajik anti-corruption officer jailed to 15 years on fraud, bribery charges14:58 OSCE and National Security Committee of Kyrgyzstan strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation14:47 Election Commission member says no violations in Nazarbayev-Babanov meeting14:45 Catalonia referendum: Spanish police target Catalan government14:35 Another checkpoint fully opens on Kyrgyz-Uzbek border14:26 Turkmenistan, Dominican Republic discuss bilateral cooperation14:12 Driver involved in fatal hit-and-run detained in Naryn
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2017. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75