National Geographic : 2017 Nov
Armenia Botswana Bangladesh Myanmar Benin Bulgaria Chad Congo Dem. Rep. of the Congo Egypt Ethiopia Georgia Guinea Haiti India Iraq Kenya Kyrgyzstan Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Niger Rwanda Senegal Somalia Togo Tunisia Tanzania Ukraine Burkina Faso Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zimbabwe South Sudan Azerbaijan Albania Belarus Cambodia China Cameroon Northern Cyprus Estonia Gabon Ghana Greece Croatia Hungary Indonesia Iran Italy Côte d’Ivoire Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Lebanon Slovakia Libya Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Macedonia Morocco Nigeria Nepal Pakistan Portugal Philippines South Africa Slovenia Sierra Leone Singapore Tajikistan Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Palestinian territories Zambia Russia Bosn. & Herzg. Argentina Bahrain Bolivia Chile Colombia Cyprus Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Czechia France Germany Guatemala Honduras South Korea Kuwait Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Nicaragua Paraguay Peru Poland Panama Serbia Romania Spain Thailand Taiwan United Kingdom Uruguay Australia Austria Belgium Brazil Canada Costa Rica Denmark Ireland Finland Iceland Israel Mexico Netherlands Norway New Zealand Saudi Arabia Sweden Switzerland United Arab Emirates United States AFRICA NORTH AMERICA SOUTH AMERICA EUROPE EUROPE ASIA OCEANIA More than 55% More than 75 Less than 65 18% 27% 36% 35-55% 70-75 65-69 15-34% Less than 15% PERCENTAGE CONSIDERED THRIVING DAILY HAPPINESS IS SCORED 0 TO 100, BY COUNTRY. PERCENTAGE CONSIDERED THRIVING ATLAS OF HAPPINESS What does it take to be happy? Every year the Gallup World Poll tries to figure that out using dozens of questions to measure happiness in over 140 countries. Three of its themes are the focus here: how people see their lives as a whole, their daily happiness, and their physical health. One thing is clear: Different cultures have different ideas about what it means to thrive. Laughing all the way Latin Americans treasure daily pleasures such as laughter. Costa Rica and Panama are among the leading happy places. Living the good life People in the northern nations of Denmark, Finland, and Iceland are particularly happy when looking at their lives as a whole. DATA ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR SOME COUNTRIES. SELECT TERRITORIES ARE INCLUDED.