Q. What is India’s ranking in recently released World Happiness Report 2017?
India’s ranking in recently released World Happiness Report 2017 is 122 four places below its previous rank of 118.
India’s ranking is lower than its neighbor countries such as China (79), Pakistan (80), Bhutan (97), Nepal (99), Bangladesh (110) and Sri Lanka (120).
In BRICS countries Brazil ranks at 22, Russia at 49 and South Africa at 101.
The World Happiness Report 2017, which ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels, was released at the United Nations at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness on March 20th.
Top ten countries which are listed in this report are:
- New Zealand
The bottom five countries on the list where people are the unhappiest are Burundi (154), Tanzania (153), Syria (152), Rwanda (151) and the Central African Republic (155).
About the World Happiness Report
The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The score is calculated using six factors – levels of GDP, life expectancy, generosity, social support, freedom, and corruption.
The first World Happiness Report was published in April 2012.
The governments, organizations and civil society increasingly use happiness indicators to inform their policy-making decisions.
- Figure 2.2: Ranking of Happiness 2014-2016 (Part 1), WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT 2017, Page 22 [pdf]
- Norway happiest country, India ranks 122 in the World Happiness Report, Mar 20, 2017, livemint.com
- WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT 2017