According to the latest World Happiness Report published by a non-profit organization initiated by the United Nations, India has been placed at 126th out of 146 countries in the ranking.
Annually, on the occasion of the International Day of Happiness, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network releases a report, which was also published this year on Monday.
Life evaluations were conducted for the index based on data from Gallup World Polls taken between 2020 and 2022. Respondents were asked to evaluate their quality of life, and six factors were taken into consideration – gross domestic product, life expectancy, generosity, social support, freedom, and corruption – to estimate their contribution to the evaluations.
In comparison to its 2022 ranking of 136, India’s current ranking is ten places higher at 126, with a score of 4.036 out of 10 in this year’s index.
According to the index, Pakistan secured the 108th position, Bangladesh secured the 118th position, Sri Lanka was ranked at 112th place, and Nepal secured the 78th position.
Finland secured the top position with a score of 7.804, making it the happiest country in the world, as per the report. Denmark and Iceland, both Nordic countries, secured the second and third positions, respectively.
The top ten countries on the list saw eight European countries ranking high, with Israel and New Zealand being the only two non-European countries to secure a place among the top ten.