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Fri Mar 20, 2015, 11:24 AM


Top ten happiest countries are in Latin America [View all]

Today is International Happiness Day! Celebrate by passing along some happiness!


The top 10 happiest countries are in Latin America.

When it comes to happiness, Latin America must be onto something.

Gallup surveyed people in 143 countries to rank the happiest nations, and found that the entire top 10 were found in Latin America. Paraguay scored the top spot, and Colombia, Ecuador, and Guatemala all tied for second. Meanwhile, the least-happy nations were all found to be in the Middle East and North Africa. (See below for the top 10 and bottom 10 countries in the ranking.)

For the survey, Gallup developed a “happiness score” for each country based on responses from survey participants, who were asked if they had five positive experiences the day before the survey. Gallup tallied the “yes” responses to five questions from roughly 1,000 people in each country surveyed. The questions included:

1.Did you feel well-rested yesterday?

2.Were you treated with respect all day yesterday?

3.Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday?

4.Did you learn or do something interesting yesterday?

5.Did you experience a lot of the following feelings during the day yesterday? How about enjoyment?


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