A study by Pew Research Center claims that countries from the emerging economies are also close to the same level of satisfaction with the advanced economies.
The survey that later announced Mexico as the happiest, was carried out on respondents of 43 nations. The researcher asked the respondents to measure their happiness on a scale of 0 to 10, where 10 represents the highest rung of life’s ladder. Those who answered between 7 and 10 were counted as being happy.
Mexico, had the overall highest score in the survey, with 79% satisfaction in life. Mexico’s response represents a shift in what The Economist called a “fraying link between happiness and income.”
Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya were the most dissatisfied out of the 43 Nations.
On average, people residing in countries with advanced economies like Germany, France, Japan, and the US answered with a median of 53% of having a comfortable and gratifying life. Of the 10 countries with advanced economies, Israel is the leader of the pack at 75%.
As reported by BI, Half of Mexico’s counterparts, like Venezuela and Brazil, weren’t too far behind by listing their lives as highly satisfying. Meanwhile, people in countries in the Middle East, including Tunisia, Jordan, and Egypt, said they were the least satisfied among the emerging nations. The Pew report also noted that few Ukrainians were happy, which may “reflect the considerable turmoil in their country.”