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Bangladesh ranks 68th happiest countries in world

 International Desk

 Published: 01:05 PM, 20 March 2021   Updated: 02:47 PM, 20 March 2021



Last year was a difficult year for people around the world. Not only did the pandemic kill more than 2.7 million people worldwide, but this year also made life miserable for home-stuck people. The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has published a list of the happiest countries.

According to the World Happiness Report, the people of Bangladesh are “happier” than India and Pakistan. Even the Bangladeshi people are happier than the people of Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.

According to the World Happiness Report 2021, Bangladesh ranks 68th in the happiness index compiled from a survey of 149 countries. India is at number 92 on this list. This list has been made using only the data of 2020.

However, according to another list based on data from 2018 to 2020, Bangladesh ranks 101st and India 139th in the list of happiest countries. Pakistan ranks 105th and Sri Lanka 129th on the list.

This report is based on data from a Gallup World Poll. Finland has been identified as the happiest country in the world. Afghanistan is at the bottom of the list.

Last year, Bangladesh’s position was 107 out of the 157 countries. Besides, in the survey conducted on 155 countries in 2017, Bangladesh’s position was 110.

The Gallup poll opinion on three indicators — evaluation of life, positive emotions and negative emotions. 

In the case of life indicators – opinion providers are asked to mark people’s life position on a scale from 0-10. Here the lowest step of the ladder is the worst and the highest step is the best life.

In the case of positive emotions, the number from 0-10 is said to indicate the feeling of ‘happiness’, ‘smile’ and ‘enjoyment’. Negative emotions are called ‘anxiety’, ‘sadness’ and ‘anger’ – to identify the position of these three emotions.

Besides the data on these indicators found in the survey, data on GDP per capita, healthy lifespan, social security, freedom of likes and dislikes in life, perceptions of corruption, etc. are also used to compile the index.