Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Singapore the happiest country in Asia

S'pore drops four spots in happiness ranking

We still got it, people. Singaporeans are the happiest people in Asia once again, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report. But compared to citizens of other nations in the world, we’re not as happy as we were last year — Singapore took 26th spot out of 155 countries this year, dropping four places from its 2016 ranking.

Coming in first with a happiness score of 7.537 was Norway, while the Central African Republic fell to the other end of the spectrum with a score of 2.693. Singapore’s score this year was 6.572.

Published by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network, this report assesses each country’s ‘subjective well-being’ with citizens rating their life satisfaction on a 1 to 10 scale. Other stats like the nation’s economic strength, life expectancy and perceived corruption are also taken into consideration.

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S'pore ranked 26th happiest country in the world, falling 4 spots from previous year
Norway is the happiest country in the world

Singapore is being ranked 26th out of 155 countries in the 2017 World Happiness Report, falling four spots from its 2016's rank.

According to the report, the country has also dropped in its overall happiness points by 0.068 points to 6.572. However, it remains the happiest country all across Asia based on the report's rating.

The survey was published by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network who stated that its analysis of the levels, changes, and determinants of happiness among and within nations continue to be based chiefly on individual life evaluations, roughly 1,000 per year in each of more than 150 countries.

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