Global Happiness Survey 2019: Key Findings

Global Happiness Survey 2019: Key Findings
  • The Global Happiness survey 2019 was conducted by Ipsos’s Global Advisor online survey platform. The survey included 28 countries and all the data for the survey was taken between May 24th and June 7th, 2019 by the organisation.
  • The sample survey was based on the data of more than 1000 individuals from each of Australia, France, Brazil, Japan, Canada, Great Britain, China (mainland), Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and the United States. Other than this, the survey consisted of more than 500 individuals from each of South Africa, Argentina, Sweden, Belgium, Chile, Poland, Colombia, Hungary, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Turkey.

Top determinants of happiness according to Survey

  1. My physical health/ wellbeing (88%)
  2. My living conditions (86%)
  3. My hobbies/ interests (85%)
  4. My personal safety/ security (85%)
  5. Feeling that my life has meaning (85%)
  6. Feeling in control of my life (84%)
  7. Satisfaction with the direction my life is going in (84%)
  8. Having more money (84%)
  9. Having more friends (83%)

Key Findings of the Global Happiness Survey

  • According to the survey, Australia and Canada are jointly placed on top spot as the happiest nations.
  • These top nations are followed by China, Great Britain and France.
  • France is followed by US and Saudi Arabia.
  • Argentina has been ranked lowest among the 28 nations.
  • Global Happiness has declined in the year 2019 in comparison to 2018.

India Specific Findings

  • India has been ranked 9th on Happiness among 28 global markets in the Ipsos Global Happiness Survey.
  • There is a 6 per cent drop in the happiness level of India from the year 2018. The happiness level of India was 83% in 2018 and is 77% in 2019.

Top 3 nations in the survey

Rank Country (Happiness level)
1 Australia and Canada (86%)
2 China (83%)
3 Great Britain (82%)

Bottom 3 Nations in the survey

Rank Country (Happiness level)
26 Russia (47%)
27 Spain (46%)
28 Argentina (34%)

Quick Fact-

  • Ipsos is now the third-largest market research company in the world.
  • It is present in 90 markets and employs more than 18,000 people.
  • It was founded in France in 1975 and is listed on the Euronext Paris since July 1st, 1999.

Questions

Q: 1. Which organisation has conducted the Global Happiness Survey 2019?
1. Ipsos
2. World Happiness Committee
3. United Nations
4. Centre for International Happiness Survey
5. World Health Organisation

Answer- (1)
Explanation: The Global Happiness survey 2019 was conducted by Ipsos’s Global Advisor online survey platform. The survey included 28 countries.

Q: 2. What is the rank of India on the Global Happiness Survey 2019?
1. 25th
2. 5th
3. 10th
4. 9th
5. 18th

Answer- (4)
Explanation: India has been ranked 9th among 28 countries in the Global Happiness Survey 2019. The happiness level in India is 77% in 2019.

Q: 3. Which of the following countries have jointly topped the Global Happiness Survey 2019?
1. France and Germany
2. US and Great Britain
3. Australia and Canada
4. US and Saudi Arabia
5. US and Germany

Answer- (3)
Explanation: Australia and Canada have jointly topped the Global Happiness Survey 2019.
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