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Lifestyle > Happiness net: Countries Compared

Author: Suchita Vemuri<br>Staff Editor

Author: Suchita Vemuri<br>Staff Editor

Response for Alzidi99 -- the Sultanate of Oman is yet to covered by the World Values Survey, which measures happiness among other things such as tolerance. In the West Asia region, the countries covered by the surveys to date are Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, Israel and Jordan.

DEFINITION: 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"..

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 IcelandIceland 94% 2005
2 SwedenSweden 91% 2005
3 DenmarkDenmark 91% 2005
4 NetherlandsNetherlands 91% 2005
5 AustraliaAustralia 90% 2005
6 IrelandIreland 89% 2005
7 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 89% 2005
8 NorwayNorway 88% 2005
9 VenezuelaVenezuela 87% 2005
10 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 87% 2005
11 BelgiumBelgium 86% 2005
12 PhilippinesPhilippines 85% 2005
13 United StatesUnited States 84% 2005
14 FranceFrance 84% 2005
15 FinlandFinland 83% 2005
16 AustriaAustria 81% 2005
17 CanadaCanada 75% 2005
18 PolandPoland 74% 2005
19 JapanJapan 72% 2005
20 TurkeyTurkey 71% 2005
21 BangladeshBangladesh 70% 2005
22 SpainSpain 68% 2005
23 ItalyItaly 64% 2005
24 UruguayUruguay 60% 2005
25 BrazilBrazil 59% 2005
26 ArgentinaArgentina 59% 2005
27 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 56% 2005
28 ChileChile 52% 2005
29 ChinaChina 49% 2005
30 PortugalPortugal 48% 2005
31 MexicoMexico 48% 2005
32 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 47% 2005
33 NigeriaNigeria 46% 2005
34 HungaryHungary 46% 2005
35 GhanaGhana 43% 2005
36 IndiaIndia 40% 2005
37 SloveniaSlovenia 32% 2005
38 CroatiaCroatia 31% 2005
39 GeorgiaGeorgia 27% 2005
40 LatviaLatvia 27% 2005
41 EstoniaEstonia 26% 2005
42 RomaniaRomania 23% 2005
43 ArmeniaArmenia 14% 2005
44 LithuaniaLithuania 10% 2005
45 SlovakiaSlovakia 4% 2005
46 RussiaRussia 2% 2005
47 UkraineUkraine -4% 2005
48 BelarusBelarus -8% 2005
49 MoldovaMoldova -12% 2005
50 BulgariaBulgaria -24% 2005

Citation

"All countries compared for Lifestyle > Happiness net", World Values Survey 2005. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Lifestyle/Happiness-net

Lifestyle > Happiness net: Countries Compared Map

NationMaster

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Response for Alzidi99 -- the Sultanate of Oman is yet to covered by the World Values Survey, which measures happiness among other things such as tolerance. In the West Asia region, the countries covered by the surveys to date are Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, Israel and Jordan.

Posted on 21 Mar 2005

Suchita Vemuri<br>Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri<br>Staff Editor

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For those wondering how the statistics work, it says so under the weighted average. Is says, "DEFINITION: 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". "

Posted on 20 Feb 2013

Matt

Matt

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The reason some countries with a high score have a high percentage of non-believers is that there is a relation between how someone is doing socially and whether he is religious (Dawkings, speach at Ted). And obviously there is a relation between the social performance of someone and the measured happiness of this person.
Therefore, to say that someone becomes happier of not believing is not true, however, the chance that someone who doesn't believe is happier can be percieved as true.

Posted on 24 Dec 2010

Vincent

Vincent

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"Why does the American one seem fake?"

Because your prejudiced "hunch" is more reliable than the statistics reported... of course the US one is the only "fake" one, how convenient.

Posted on 28 Jul 2010

Unz

Unz

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Most of these countries have high percentage of non-believers (People with no religion).

Posted on 16 Jul 2010

Akram

Akram

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The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan measures its economic development and growth not with the conventional measure of GDP, but with the holistic, multidimensional measure of Gross National Happiness (GNH), which is measured according based on economic self-reliance, environmental preservation, cultural promotion and good governance. The government’s goal is to balance economic progress with the spiritual and emotional well-being of the people.

Bhutan is known for shunning conventional development and going its own way. The first foreign tourists didn’t come to the country until 1974, and the government allows only 9,000 to enter per year, each of whom pay fees of $200 per day. Television and the Internet arrived only in 1999. Most recently, the Government of Bhutan made it illegal to sell tobacco or smoke in public, becoming the first officially non-smoking nation.

Posted on 20 Mar 2005

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

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