SURVEY: South Asian countries not too happy, survey finds

SAJA Forum has this interesting post:

Bangladesh, India and Pakistan ranked 64th, 68th and 81st in the latest World Values Survey published by the United States National Science Foundation which surveyed people from 97 countries to discover who is happiest.

Denmark became the happiest country with a 4.24 mean score. The United States ranked 16th with a 3.55. 

Bangladesh scored 1, India scored 0.85 and Pakistan scored -0.30, a negative score which indicated “predominantly unhappy or dissatisfied publics.”

Watch political scientist Ronald Inglehart talk about how economic growth, democratization and social tolerance lead to happiness.

Also, I should mention how Bhutan‘s Gross National Happiness Commission, which was the subject of a WSJ article this past March, is making an attempt to gauge its citizens’ happiness and boost their morale as the country heads towards a new direction.

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