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Lifestyle > Happiness net: Countries Compared

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Author: Suchita Vemuri, 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".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Iceland 94% 2005
=2 Sweden 91% 2005
=2 Denmark 91% 2005
=2 Netherlands 91% 2005
5 Australia 90% 2005
=6 Ireland 89% 2005
=6 Switzerland 89% 2005
8 Norway 88% 2005
=9 Venezuela 87% 2005
=9 United Kingdom 87% 2005
11 Belgium 86% 2005
12 Philippines 85% 2005
=13 United States 84% 2005
=13 France 84% 2005
15 Finland 83% 2005
16 Austria 81% 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 77.67% 2005
17 Canada 75% 2005
18 Poland 74% 2005
19 Japan 72% 2005
20 Turkey 71% 2005
21 Bangladesh 70% 2005
22 Spain 68% 2005
23 Italy 64% 2005
24 Uruguay 60% 2005
=25 Brazil 59% 2005
=25 Argentina 59% 2005
27 Azerbaijan 56% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 54.36% 2005
28 Chile 52% 2005
29 China 49% 2005
=30 Portugal 48% 2005
=30 Mexico 48% 2005
32 Dominican Republic 47% 2005
=33 Nigeria 46% 2005
=33 Hungary 46% 2005
35 Ghana 43% 2005
36 India 40% 2005
37 Slovenia 32% 2005
38 Croatia 31% 2005
=39 Georgia 27% 2005
=39 Latvia 27% 2005
41 Estonia 26% 2005
42 Romania 23% 2005
43 Armenia 14% 2005
44 Lithuania 10% 2005
45 Slovakia 4% 2005
46 Russia 2% 2005
47 Ukraine -4% 2005
48 Belarus -8% 2005
49 Moldova -12% 2005
50 Bulgaria -24% 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Lifestyle > Happiness net. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Values Survey 2005. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Lifestyle/Happiness-net

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