India is the fourth-least happy country in the world, according to the latest results of the World Happiness Report. India ranked 139 out of 149 countries in list. Finland was ranked the happiest country in the world for the fourth consecutive year.
Among India’s countries, Pakistan ranked 105th, China 84th, Sri Lanka 129th and Bangladesh 101st. Afghanistan was the least happiest country on the list.
The editors of the 2021 World Happiness Report found that while emotions changed as the pandemic set in, longer-term satisfaction with life was less affected.
“What we have found is that when people take the long view, they’ve shown a lot of resilience in this past year,” Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs, one of the report’s co-author, said from New York.
The survey used the Gallup World Poll that asked people to vote on three indicators: life evaluations, positive emotions, and negative emotions.
For negative emotions, three measures of “worry”, “sadness” and “anger” were used.
The report also took into account data related to per capita Gross Domestic Product, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom to make life choices, generosity and corruption perception.