India’s Happiness Index falls to 140 in 2019 with only six places ahead of lowest-ten countries


United Nations – India’s position has fallen down in Happiness Index to seven places in 2019 from 133rd to 140th position with only six places ahead of lowest-ten countries. While the neighbors Pakistan, China, Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh have stood at 67th, 93rd, 95th, 100th, and105th positions respectively, according to the World Happiness report released by United Nations in March.

Happiness survey is done every year to rank the countries according to the satisfaction and security of the citizens. The Gallup World Poll questionnaire measures 14 areas within its core questions: business & economic, citizen engagement, communications & technology, diversity (social issues), education & families, emotions (well-being), environment & energy, food & shelter, government and politics, law & order (safety), health, religion and ethics, transportation, and work.

Among the top-ten are: Finland (1), Denmark (2), Norway (3), Iceland (4), Netherlands (5), Switzerland (6), Sweden (7), New Zealand (8), Canada (9), and Austria (10).

While the lowest-ten are: Haiti (147), Botswana (148), Syria (149), Malawi (150), Yemen (151), Rwanda (152), Tanzania (153), Afghanistan (154), Central African Republic (155), South Sudan (156).

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