UN World Happiness Report 2021 : Finland ranked No.1 happiest country in the world , Check Others List here

Data from analytics researcher Gallup asked people in 149 countries to rate their own happiness.Measures including social support, personal freedom, gross domestic product (GDP) and levels of corruption were also factored in.

UN World Happiness Report 2021 : Finland ranked No.1 happiest country in the world , Check Others List here
UN World Happiness Report 2021 : Finland ranked No.1 happiest country in the world , Check Others List here

UN World Happiness Report 2021 was released on Friday amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Northern European country Finland was declared the world's happiest country for the fourth consecutive year during a row.

The World Happiness Report saw Denmark in second place, then Switzerland, Iceland and therefore the Netherlands.New Zealand was again the sole non-European nation within the top 10. the united kingdom fell from 13th to 17th place.

Data from analytics researcher Gallup asked people in 149 countries to rate their own happiness.Measures including social support, personal freedom, gross domestic product (GDP) and levels of corruption were also factored in.

The country deemed the foremost unhappy within the world was Afghanistan, followed by Lesotho, Botswana, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.There was a "significantly higher frequency of negative emotions" in only over a 3rd of the countries, the report authors said, likely pointing to the consequences of the pandemic.

However, things got better for 22 countries. Several Asian countries fared better than that they had in last year's rankings, while China moved to 84th place from 94th."Surprisingly there wasn't on the average , a decline in well-being when measured by people's own evaluation of their lives," John Helliwell, one among the report's authors, said during a statement.

"One possible explanation is that folks see Covid-19 as a standard , outside threat affecting everybody which this has generated a greater sense of solidarity and fellow-feeling."Finland "ranked very high on the measures of mutual trust that have helped to guard lives and livelihoods during the pandemic", the authors said.

The Nordic nation of 5.5 million people has managed much better than the bulk of Europe during the pandemic, with just over 70,000 cases and 805 deaths, consistent with Johns Hopkins University.

Top Ten Happiest Countries List 

1.Finland
2.Denmark
3.Switzerland
4.Iceland
5.Netherlands
6.Norway
7.Sweden
8.Luxembourg
9.New Zealand
10.Austria