Top 20 happiest countries in the world

#1
Here are the top 20 happiest countries. Happiness is measured based on the factors like Economic wellness, Environmental wellness, Physical and Mental Wellness, Social and Political Wellness.

Denmark
Norway
Switzerland
Netherlands
Sweden
Canada
Finland
Austria
Iceland
Australia
Israel
Costa Rica
New Zealand
United Arab Emirates
Panama
Mexico
United States
Ireland
Luxembourg
Venezuela
 
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Karabiner

TS Contributor
#2
Is that joke, a made-up list? The site offers no sources or descriptions of the
calculation process, or of the databases involved?

With kind regards

K.
 

noetsi

Fortran must die
#4
From what I have seen this list probably describes the UN annual reports. The results are self reported (that is they ask people how happy they are). One thing to bear in mind here is that this does not neccessarily measure how good factors such as economics are in a given society. If people set higher expectations in country A than B they may be less happy even if the economic climate is better in A for example. To some extent the results are likely less a statement of how good things are in a country than how good they were in the past relative to a sense of where the country is going. Very low expectations, and hope for the future compared to the past, probably explains the Mexican example.

DOE :p
 

Karabiner

TS Contributor
#5
From what I have seen this list probably describes the UN annual reports.
Yeah. I hate such things. You get some results from statistics, on a website, in
a newspaper, in a forum, and the you have to speculate what that all means and
whether it is crap or not, and have to search for the sources all by yourself,
because sources and procedures were not properly described...

Moreover, the posting history of Leonra meanwhile casts doubt on whether
this is a proper forum member, or maybe someone advertising the statmonkey site.
 

Karabiner

TS Contributor
#9
So you could have just posted a link to the source, wikipdia
(the statsmonkey site just tells us to go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ ,
very funny) where the original source (United Nations /Gallup) is
mentioned and some technical details are given. But anyway, you did
not accompany your OP with some comment or a question (the same
in most of your other postings), so what is it all about? Entertainment?
Adversiting? A scientific experiment?

With kind regards

K.