World Happiest Country: Finland Came 1st While Burundi Came Last, Nigeria Came 91
Based on a survey released today, Finland has been tagged the happiest country in the world while Burundi has been tagged the saddest country in the world.
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Finland topped the table this year as against last year when they came fifth position on the table.
NIGERIA NEWS also gathered that, “The 2018 top-10, as ever dominated by the Nordics, is Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia.”
“The U S. came in at 18th, down from 14th place in 2017.”
“Britain was 19th and the United Arab Emirates 20th.”
Although the United States have been tagged rich it still came down 3 spots. Nigeria came 91 out of 156 countries.
“We obviously have a social crisis in the U. S.: more inequality, less trust, less confidence in government,” the head of the SDSN, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs of New York’s Columbia University.
“It’s pretty stark right now. The signs are not good for the U.S. It is getting richer and richer but not getting happier.”
“The most striking finding of the report is the remarkable consistency between the happiness of immigrants and the locally born,” said Prof. John Helliwell of Canada’s University of British Columbia.”
“Although immigrants come from countries with very different levels of happiness, their reported life evaluations converge towards those of other residents in their new countries,” he said.
“Those who move to happier countries gain, while those who move to less happy countries lose.”