According to the list of United Nations World Happiness Report 2021, which was released on Friday, India ranks 139 out of 149 countries.
This report was topped by Finland. The World Happiness Report 2021, was issued by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which focuses on the effects of COVID-19 and how people all over the world have dealt with it.
“Our aim was two-fold, first to focus on the effects of COVID-19 on the structure and quality of people’s lives, and second to describe and evaluate how governments all over the world have dealt with the pandemic. In particular, we try to explain why some countries have done so much better than others,” it said in a statement.
In 2019, India was ranked 140, this year India has pulled itself one spot higher and ranked 139, one of the lowest in comparison to its neighbors. Pakistan ranks 105, Bangladesh comes at 101 and China is at 84, according to the report.
The happiest countries according to the report were Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Norway.
The happiness study ranks the countries of the world on the basis of questions from the Gallup World Poll. The results are then correlated with other factors, including GDP and social security.
Despite being one of the richest countries in the world, the United States of America ranked 19th.