Lebanon is surprisingly happier in 2016 than 2015


smiley-faceLebanon has ranked 93rd in a list of 157 countries in the 2016 World Happiness Report, while it ranked 103 in the 2015 , which surprisingly makes us a relatively happier nation now.

But compare Lebanon to our southern neighbor and some countries in Europe and you will find us a miserable nation

Yes Israel , despite the stabbing campaign ranked 11 following Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden.
While Israel ranked 11th Palestine ranked 108.

Of course if you compare us to our northern /eastern neighbor we may look like a happy bunch
Syria ranked 156 just before Burundi which was in 157th place

The report seeks to quantify happiness as a means of making societies healthier and more efficient.

The authors said six factors — GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and absence of corruption — explain almost three-quarters of the variation across different countries.



One response to “Lebanon is surprisingly happier in 2016 than 2015”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Relativity … based on who was ‘polled’.

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