This post is by Pallavi Rao from Visual Capitalist

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A map of the world color-coded by the average happiness level in each country.

A Map of Global Happiness By Country in 2024

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources. Happiness, like love, is perhaps one of the least understood and most sought-after emotions and experiences in human life. And while many inspiring teachings exist about attaining individual happiness, it’s worthwhile to consider how happy entire countries are on a collective scale.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. — Mahatma Gandhi
We visualize the findings from the World Happiness Report 2024, an enduring attempt to measure, quantify, and compare happiness levels around the world, sourcing data from Gallup. The Gallup World Poll surveys approximately 1,000 respondents in nearly every country on a variety of issues, one of which is to evaluate their current life on a scale from 0–10. The World Happiness Report then averages the score from life evaluations per country over a three-year period (2021–2023 for this year’s edition) and ranks from highest to lowest. For a full breakdown of how this works, please see the end of this article.
ℹ The effects of cataclysmic events during a particular year can be muted, depending on both the three-year averaging and when the survey took place in the country.

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