About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Netherlands Tops the Happiness Meter

by Tanya Thomas on July 27, 2010 at 11:02 AM
Font : A-A+

 Netherlands Tops the Happiness Meter

A Gallup World Poll survey has declared the Netherlands the "happiest country in the world".

They surveyed thousands of respondents in 155 countries, between 2005 and 2009, in order to measure two types of well-being.

Advertisement

The researchers first asked subjects to reflect on their overall satisfaction with their lives, and ranked their answers using a 'life evaluation' score from one to ten.hey later asked questions about how each subject had felt the previous day. Those answers allowed researchers to score their 'daily experiences'-things like whether they felt well rested, respected, free of pain and intellectually engaged.

Subjects that reported high scores were considered 'thriving.' The percentage of thriving individuals in each country determined the rankings.

"They also found evidence that money does buy happiness," Forbes.com reports.
Advertisement

The researchers studied in the reasons why countries with high domestic product won out for well-being and found an association between life satisfaction and income.

It was found in the survey that The Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are all clustered in the same region and all enjoy high levels of prosperity.

Source: ANI
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended Reading

This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Netherlands Tops the Happiness Meter Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests