It's a Happier World after All ...

By Samantha โ€ข

It's a Happier World after All ...

"Taking all things together, would you say you are: very**happy**, rather happy, not very happy, not at all happy?" and "All things considered, how **satisfied **are you with your **life **as a whole these days?"

These are the two questions which researchers asked majority of the population **from different **countries **in the **world. Despite the fact that poverty, inflation, political tension and economic problems abound -the world is actually getting happier!

"Itโ€™s a surprising finding," said University of Michigan political scientist Ronald Inglehart, who headed up the survey. "Itโ€™s widely believed that itโ€™s almost impossible to raise an entire countryโ€™s **happiness **level."

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The figures are based on the World Values Survey conducted by the United States National Science Foundation.

Denmark **topped the list as the **happiest nation, while Zimbabwe **ranked as the **least happy nation in the world. The **survey **was based from a study conducted in **97 **countries.

Next to the Danes, Puerto Rico and Colombia make the top 3 happiest nations in the world. Meanwhile, **Zimbabwe ranked as the most glum, with Russia and Iraq **following suit. The United States took the 16th spot, right behind Switzerland, Canada **and **Sweden.

The most interesting finding from the survey **is that prosperity contributes to **happiness **-but it is not the most important factor -**personal freedom is even more important.

If you were the one who was asked these 2 questions, how would you answer? Do you think that you would be happier if you lived in a different country?

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I didnt know that happiness is being measured by country, where in fact it shouldnt because conditions that affect happiness depend on the environment and location you're at. Measuring it by country is a weak research. Just a thought.