Lebanon ranks 88 of 156 in United Nations global happiness study

Lebanon ranks 88 of 156 in United Nations global happiness study

Kerry Wise
March 17, 2018

The World Happiness Report 2018, an annual publication of United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network that contains rankings of national happiness and analysis of the data from various perspectives, has ranked Georgia 128th.

In 2018, the top five countries from the previous year are still in the top five, however, some countries have switched places.

The top 5 African countries on the list are Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia and Cameroon.

A main focus this year was migration and the happiness of immigrants, included in the report for the first time.

The conditions existing in Nigeria and Somalia make them happier countries than Ghana.

"The most striking finding of the report is the remarkable consistency between the happiness of immigrants and the locally born", said Helliwell in a news release.

"Those who move to happier countries gain, while those who move to less happy countries lose". The U.S. has never been in the list's top 10.

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The United States came 18th, down from 14th place in 2017, while Britain was 19th and the United Arab Emirates 20th. In an interview with Patrick Collinson of the Guardian, Sachs explained that "America's subjective wellbeing is being systematically undermined by three interrelated epidemic diseases, notably obesity, substance abuse (especially opioid addiction) and depression".

Germany stands in 15th place, United Kingdom maintains Japan in 54th place and Russian Federation and China are at positions respectively.

The overall rankings of country happiness are based on the pooled results from Gallup World Poll surveys from 2015-2017, and show both change and stability. Its prime minister proposed a World Happiness Day to the United Nations in 2011, which created an global focus on happiness.

As Dravland's day proved, with a little effort, we can each contribute to our world being a little brighter, a little happier.

This report is the sixth to come out since 2012.

For instance, it was noted that the happiness of migrants and local populations was closely connected.