10 September 2013

Happiness has fallen!

Russia has improved its position in the ranking of the happiest countries in the world

RIA NewsRussia took 68th place in the ranking of the happiest countries in the world, losing to Angola, Albania and Belarus, according to a new World Happiness Report prepared by American researchers commissioned by the UN (First World Happiness Report Launched at the United Nations; there you can also download the full text of the report with a bunch of graphs on which Russia is located for different reasons it is located in different places and with different neighbors, but everywhere it is about in the middle of the list of 150 countries – VM).

Thus, Russia has risen by eight lines at once compared to last year's rating.

Mauritania and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) were Russia's neighbors in the rating. Denmark and Norway were able to maintain their leading positions in the ranking, while Finland lost the honorable third place to Switzerland, sliding immediately to seventh place. Also in the top five were such traditionally happy countries as the Netherlands and Sweden.

As in the previous year, the ranking consisting of more than 150 states is completed by the African countries of Togo, Benin and the Central African Republic.

When compiling the rating, such indicators as the level of GDP per capita, life expectancy, the level of trust in society, the availability of freedom of choice, the level of corruption and generosity were taken into account. The researchers relied on data from surveys conducted by the American Gallup Institute of Public Opinion in the period from 2010 to 2012.

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