Pinoys fight off unhappiness, climbs 17 spots in World Happiness Report

Pinoys World Happiness Report
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Pinoys are successfully fighting off unhappiness, registering a jump of 17 notches to 52nd spot in the world ranking of the World Happiness Report (WHR) 2020 released by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Networks (UN SDSN) in collaboration with Gallup World Poll.

The Philippines ranked as the 52nd Happiest Country in 2020, climbing from 69th spot in 2019 in the report released on March 20, 2020, to mark the International Day of Happiness.

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The country surged to 52nd place out of 156 countries with a score of 6.006, in the new survey of the state of global happiness that ranked the world’s countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be.

The Philippines outranked Southeast Asian neighboring countries Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

The UN SDSN World Happiness Report 2020 ranked the countries using the Gallup World Poll and six factors:

  • level of gross domestic product
  • life expectancy
  • generosity
  • social support
  • freedom
  • absence of corruption

The WHR has always used the Gallup World Poll as the most important source for the report. The 8th edition of the WHR marks the official adoption of the Gallup as a full data partner.

“The life evaluations from the Gallup World Poll provide the basis for the annual happiness rankings that have always spurred widespread interest,” WHR announced.

“The World Happiness Report 2020 for the first time ranks cities around the world by their subjective well-being and digs more deeply into how the social, urban and natural environments combine to affect our happiness,” UN added.

The country ranked 3rd happiest and was most optimistic in 2018 Gallup International End Year survey. The country ranked 72nd in the World Happiness Index in 2017.

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