posted at 04:50
Author Name: Amanda Macias
Heres How Happy 43 Countries Are
ESPNWhile the wealthy who live in advanced economies claim to be happier with their life situation, those living in emerging economies are close to the same level of satisfaction, according to a new Pew Research Center report. The survey asked respondents of 43 nations to measure their happiness on a scale of 0 to 10, where 10 represents the the highest rung of life's ladder. Mexico, a country plagued with crime and corruption, had the overall highest score in the survey, measuring in at 79% satisfaction in life. On average, people residing in advanced economies like Germany, France, Japan, and the US answered with a median of 53% of having a comfortable and gratifying life. Of the 10 countries with advanced economies, Israel is the leader of the pack at 75%. Half of Mexico's counterparts, like Venezuela and Brazil, weren't too far behind by listing their lives as highly satisfying. Meanwhile countries in the Middle East, including Tunisia, Jordan, and Egypt, claimed to be the least satisfied among the emerging nations. The Pew report also noted that few Ukrainians are happy, which may "Reflect the considerable turmoil in their country." Representing the developing economies, Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya were the most dissatisfied with their lives out of the 43 nations sampled.

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