The World’s Happiest Country…..

Denmark, with its democracy, social equality and peaceful atmosphere, is the happiest country in the world, researchers said. Denmark is not the richest country in the world but it is prosperous.” Zimbabwe, torn by political and social strife, is the least happy, while the world’s richest nation, the United States, ranks 16th. According to the U.S. government-funded World Values Survey, overall, the world is getting happier and done regularly by a global network of social scientists. It found increased happiness from 1981 to 2007 in 45 of 52 countries analyzed. Ronald Inglehart, a political scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, who directed the study said “I strongly suspect that there is a strong correlation between peace and happiness”. The survey, first done in 1981, has kept to two simple questions: “Taking all things together, would you say you are very happy, rather happy, not very happy, not at all happy?” And, “All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?” Writing in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, Ingelhart’s team said they have surveyed 350,000 people. Inglehart said,”Ultimately, the most important determinant of happiness is the extent to which people have free choice in how to live their lives

2 Comments to "The World’s Happiest Country….."

  1. poray's Gravatar poray
    July 3, 2008 - 6:07 pm | Permalink

    was happy 🙂

  2. Shirley Bongbong's Gravatar Shirley Bongbong
    July 4, 2008 - 1:06 am | Permalink

    Hi Liz, thank you for visiting. Do you want to exchange links with me?

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