According to World Happiness Report 2017, India ranks at 122nd behind its neighboring Pakistan and China while Norway holds the first place.
India ranked 122nd in the global list of the World happiest countries, according to a global report released on Monday.
India ranked at 122 among 155 countries in the World Happiness Report 2017, while previously India ranked at 118 in 2016 report. The report was released on Monday at the United Nations at an event celebrating “International Day of Happiness.”
However, Maldives did not figure in the World Happiness Report.
The below are the top ten happiest countries:
• New Zealand
The entire top ten were wealthier developed nations. But money is not the only ingredient in the recipe for happiness, the report said.
In 2016, the position of Norway is No. 4 which ranked the top position this year. It includes economic, health and polling data compiled by economists that are averaged over three years from 2014 to 2016.
Studying happiness may seem senseless, but serious academics have long been calling for more testing about people’s emotional well-being, especially in the US.
The reports said, “The difference in happiness levels had a lot to do with the difference in physical health, mental health and personal relationships and the main source of unhappiness is mental illness.”
It also stated that the differences in incomes play a vital role in the poorer countries, but the main cause will be mental illness.
The United States ranked at number 14 due to less social support and greater corruption, those very factors play into why Nordic countries fare better on this scale of smiles.
The reports are based on GDP per person, healthy life expectancy with four aspects from global surveys. In the surveys, people give scores between 1 to 10 on how much support they feel they have if something goes wrong, their freedom to make their own life choices, their sense of how corrupt their society is and how unselfish they are.