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The country came in 20th place in the 2019 edition of The World Happiness Report, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations. The 2019 report was released last week. Photo credit: KK.

Czech. Rep., Mar 25 (BD) – “The Czech Republic rounds out the top 20 by switching positions with the United Arab Emirates,“ the report reads. The United States ranked as happier immediately before the Czech Republic.

From the Czech neighbours, Germany ranked 17th, Poland 40th, Slovakia 38th, and Austria 10th.

According to the report’s authors, the happiness is a set of objective and subjective well-being measures. The 2019 study, among others, analyzes criteria such as links between government and happiness, the power of prosocial behaviour, and changes in information technology throughout 156 countries of the world.

Surprisingly for some, as cold and dim weather is often associated with gloominess, the Northern European countries dominated the top positions. The happiest country according to the latest data was Finland, followed by Norway – with Denmark and Iceland in third and fourth positions respectively.

The World Happiness Report is an extensive survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be.

This is the 7th World Happiness Report. The first was released in 2012 at a UN High level meeting on “Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm”.

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