Finland was voted the happiest country in the world on Friday for the fifth year in a row, according to the ranking world happiness report (World Happiness Report) where Venezuela ranked last.
Costa Rica ranked 23rd, Uruguay ranked 30th, and Brazil ranked 39th, the best Latin American country in this classification. Spain ranks 29th out of a total of 146.
Venezuela, in 108th place, is country in latin america The worst, even under Iraq. In the last place Afghanistan.
“The three most important stages of progress were Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. The strongest setbacks occurred in Lebanon, Venezuela and Afghanistan,” according to the World Happiness Report, a study funded by the United Nations and carried out 10 years ago.
Finland, with a score of 7.82 out of 10, is ahead of Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and the Netherlands, which are next on this list.
The report is based on surveys that ask people how happy they feel and crosses this information with data on gross domestic product, levels of individual freedom or corruption, among other things.
“The lesson from the report, in these 10 years, is that generosity among people and honesty among governments are critical to well-being,” according to Jeffrey Sachs, one of the report’s authors.
“World leaders will have to take it into account,” he added.
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