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Nigeria

Nigeria Lifestyle Stats

Background:

Despite the health risks, poverty and economic difficulties that Nigeria suffers, Nigerians are amongst the happiest people in the world. In fact, in a 2005 survey on the world’s happiness level, 45% of Nigerians said they were ‘very happy’, placing them 2nd behind Venezuelans (55%) and just ahead of the Irish (42%). Meanwhile, 27% said they were ‘not very or not at all happy’, placing them 17th in the world.

Definitions

  • Food and drink > Beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing: Value added in manufacturing is the sum of gross output less the value of intermediate inputs used in production for industries classified in ISIC major division 3. Food, beverages, and tobacco comprise ISIC division 31.
  • Food and drink > Exports: Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels)."
  • Food and drink > Exports > % of merchandise > Exports: Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels).
  • Food and drink > Imports > % of merchandise imports: Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels)."
  • Happiness level > Very happy: Proportion of people who answered the survey question: "Taking all things together, would you say you are: very happy, quite happy, not very happy, or not at all happy?" by stating that they were "Very happy".
  • Happiness net: This statistic is compiled from responses to the survey question: "Taking all things together, would you say you are: very happy, quite happy, not very happy, or not at all happy?". The "Happiness (net)" statistic was obtained via the following formula: the percentage of people who rated themselves as either "quite happy" or "very happy" minus the percentage of people who rated themselves as either "not very happy" or "not at all happy".
  • Life satisfaction inequality: This data is indicative of how much citizens differ in enjoyment of their life-as-a-whole.Life-satisfaction assessed by means of surveys in samples of the general population. Scores may be too low in some countries, due to under sampling of rural and illiterate population. In this ranking the focus is not on the level of happiness in the country, but on inequality in happiness among citizens.Inequality in happiness can be measured by the dispersion of responses to survey-questions. The degree of dispersion can be expressed statistically in the standard deviation and surveys items rated on a 10 step numerical scale are particularly usefull for that purpose. Most scores are based on responses to the following question: "All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole now? 1 dissatisfied to10 satisfied".
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
African attitudes to homosexuality > Morally wrong 95 2012 6th out of 19
Food and drink > Beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 30.27% 1996 36th out of 91
Food and drink > Exports 4.53 2009 98th out of 116
Food and drink > Exports > % of merchandise > Exports 0.02% 2003 142nd out of 142
Food and drink > Imports > % of merchandise imports 11.83% 2009 59th out of 117
Happiness level > Very happy 45% 2005 2nd out of 50
Happiness net 46% 2005 34th out of 50
Life satisfaction inequality 2.7 2004 25th out of 87

SOURCES: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa, Pew Forum, April 2012; World Development Indicators database; World Bank staff estimates from the Comtrade database maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division.; World Values Survey 2005; World Database of Happiness, Happiness in Nations, Rank Report 2004/3b. Equality of  happiness in 90 nations 1990-2000. How much citizens differ in enjoyment of their life as a whole

Citation

"Nigeria Lifestyle Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Nigeria/Lifestyle

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