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Finland: Happiest Nation Globally; Armenia Tops Happiness in Region

Updated: Mar 21

Finland: Happiest Nation Globally; Armenia Tops Happiness in Region

For the fifth consecutive year, Finland has taken the title of the world's happiest country, reaffirming its status as a sign of contentment and well-being. This distinction comes as part of the annual report released in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Happiness on March 20.

According to the report, which draws upon extensive global survey data encompassing over 140 countries, Denmark closely trails behind Finland as the second happiest nation, with Iceland, Sweden, and Israel rounding out the top five. Notably, Armenia has secured the 82nd position, emerging as the happiest country in its regional context.

The rankings highlight Armenia's notable position within its geographical sphere, with its immediate neighbors, including Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey, securing positions of 91st, 101st, and 98th. While Finland leads the global happiness index, the report shows the diverse landscape of happiness across nations, influenced by various socio-economic factors and cultural contexts.

The methodology behind the report involves assessing countries' happiness levels based on average life evaluations over the preceding three years, spanning from 2021 to 2023. This comprehensive approach aims to capture the nuanced experiences and perceptions of individuals, providing insights into the overall well-being of nations.

The collaboration behind the report involves esteemed institutions such as Gallup, the Oxford Wellbeing Research Centre, and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, along with an esteemed editorial board. This multi-faceted partnership ensures a rigorous and comprehensive analysis of global happiness trends, offering valuable insights into the factors driving contentment and fulfillment worldwide.


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