American scientists publish a list of the happiest countries, how does Croatia rank?

March 20, 2022 – The Gallup Institute is conducting research and American scientists have published their list of “the happiest countries”, but how does the Republic of Croatia rank compared to others?

As Poslovny Dnevnik written, the report, which examined the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic and the unprecedented crisis it has caused over the past two years on general human well-being, is compiled annually by American scientists on the based on Gallup Institute research.

According to this report, the happiest country, Finland, is closely followed by Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Israel and then a very distant country – New Zealand.

When it comes to Croatia and immediate neighboring countries, we are in 47th place, neighboring Slovenia is in 22nd place and Serbia in 43rd place, while Bosnia and Herzegovina is in an unenviable 67th place. Austria took an impressive 11th place, Germany came in 14th, Canada took 15th and the United States came in 16th.

At the bottom of the list of more than 150 countries studied by the Gallup Institute are Afghanistan, Lebanon and Venezuela. The European countries of Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, on the other hand, have made the most progress.

The report is compiled by the aforementioned institute and is also based on data covering the last three years.

The American scientists who pored over the research and compiled the list noticed a significant increase in so-called acts of kindness during the coronavirus pandemic. “Helping others, volunteering and giving in 2021 increased sharply in all regions of the world, reaching levels almost 25% higher than before the pandemic,” they said.

“This surge of benevolence, which has been particularly important in helping others, provides strong evidence that people respond to help others in need, they want to create more happiness for those recipients, be good examples for others and live a better life for themselves,” the report said.

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