The World Happiness Index puts Finland in the lead again, for the sixth consecutive year, and relegates Spain to 32nd place, which represents a new decrease in an annual study prepared by the Gallup Institute and which examines on this occasion the effects in the general perception of issues such as the war in Ukraine, the increase in the cost of living or the COVID-19 pandemic, among other factors.
Finland repeats at the head of this particular list, which sees the light coinciding with the International Day of Happiness, with a score of 7,804 obtained from specific analyzes on social support, income, health, freedom, generosity and absence of corruption, according to an analysis promoted by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Experts agree that the countries considered the happiest in the world have responded with considerable resilience to recent challenges, the effects of which would have been felt in less developed areas. Along with Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Luxembourg and New Zealand complete the top ten of the list.
On the opposite side are Afghanistan - with a score of 1.859 - Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana and Malawi, while in Latin America, the face and cross put Costa Rica, in the position 23, and Venezuela, which does not appear until number
Spain -which obtained 6,436 after appearing with 6,476 in the report a year ago- appears thirty-second, just behind Estonia and slightly above Italy.
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