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UN Report: Pakistanis happier than Indians once again

UN Report: Pakistanis happier than Indians once again

Rome: According to survey of United Nations, their sanctioned report released on Wednesday confirms that Pakistanis remain happier than Indians once again.

Out of a total 157 countries evaluated, Pakistan is at 92, while India is at 118. Both countries have slipped from last year rankings i.e Pakistan was at 81 and India at 117.

Aiming to “survey the scientific underpinnings of measuring and understanding subjective well-being,” the report, now in its fourth edition, ranks countries by happiness levels using factors such as GDP per capita, healthy years of life expectancy, social support (as measured by having someone to count on in times of trouble), trust (as measured by a perceived absence of corruption in government and business), perceived freedom to make life decisions, and generosity (as measured by recent donations).

Differences in social support, incomes and healthy life expectancy are the three most important factors.

The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University showed Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan countries as the 10 least happy places on earth to live.

The top 10 in the happiest countries list are Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden. Denmark was in third place last year, behind Switzerland and Iceland.

The bottom 10 are Madagascar, Tanzania, Liberia, Guinea, Rwanda, Benin, Afghanistan, Togo, Syria and Burundi.