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Study finds happiest people live in Denmark

It appears that the world’s happiest people live in the north of Europe, while the least happy are inhabitants of sub-Saharan Africa, according to a study by Columbia University (with financial support from the United Nations) called World Happiness Report.

It appears that the world’s happiest people live in the north of Europe, while the least happy are inhabitants of sub-Saharan Africa, according to a study by Columbia University (with financial support from the United Nations) called World Happiness Report.

Out of 156 countries, Denmark placed first, followed by Norway, Switzerland, Holland and Sweden, the SITA newswire reported, quoting the study. Slovakia ranked 46th, with the Czech Republic placing 39th, Poland 51st and Hungary 110th.

At the bottom of the happiness chart were sub-Saharan states Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Central-African Republic, Benin and Togo.

The study was published on September 9 by the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Its main author is Jeffrey Sachs, the advisor to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The researchers’ goal is to improve the quality of life worldwide through fighting poverty and improving health care.


(Source: SITA, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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