In the latest World Happiness Report, Sierra Leone has been ranked 135th among 137 nations surveyed, Ahead of only Lebanon and Afghanistan.
In West Africa, Sierra Leone ranks lowest compared Gambia (119), Mali (120), Togo (122), Liberia (125) etc
Mauritius maintainng the 49 spot again in the world is the happiest nation in Africa.
The scoring is based on factors such as healthy life expectancy, GDP per capita, social support in times of trouble, low corruption and high social trust, generosity in a community where people look after each other and freedom to make key life decisions.
For the sixth year in a row, Finland is the world’s happiest country, based largely on life evaluations from the Gallup World Poll.
The Nordic country and its neighbors Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Norway all score very well on the measures the report uses to explain its findings: healthy life expectancy, GDP per capita, social support, low corruption, generosity in a community where people look after each other and freedom to make key life decisions.
Denmark comes in at No. 2 in this year’s rankings, followed by Switzerland at No. 3
Iceland, the Netherlands,s and Norway take places 4 through 6, with Israel coming in at No. 9 and New Zealand rounding out the top 10.
Israel moves up to No. 4 this year from its No. 9 ranking last year. The Netherlands (No. 5), Switzerland (No. 8), Luxembourg (No. 9,) and New Zealand (No. 10) round out the top 10.
Australia (No. 12), Canada (No. 13), Ireland (No. 14), the United States (No. 15,) and the United Kingdom (No. 19) all made it into the top 20.
Canada (No. 15), the United States (No. 16,) and the United Kingdom (No. 17) all made it into the top 20.
In this year’s rankings, Russia is No. 70 and Ukraine is No. 92.
The report, which was released on Monday, identifies the happiest nations, those at the very bottom of the happiness scale, and everything in between, plus the factors that tend to lead to greater happiness. March 20 is the International Day of Happiness, a day designated by the United Nations that’s marking its 10th anniversary in 2023.
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