This Is How 135 Nations Fare on Happiness
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A new international survey, the Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index, reveals how 135 countries rank when it comes to the well-being of their residents.

The results are based on how people fare on five factors that contribute to well-being. These factors include having purpose, being physically healthy, being financially secure, having supportive social relationships and being satisfied with the community. [Read the full story on world's happiest countries]

The Gallup's researchers looked at each country and the percentage of people who were thriving in three or more of these factors:

 Countries

Percentage of people thriving in 3 or more elements of well-being

 Panama

61

 Costa Rica

44

 Denmark

40

 Austria

39

 Brazil

39

 El Salvador

37

 Uruguay

37

 Sweden

36

 Canada

34

 Guatemala

34

 Trinidad & Tobago

34

 Argentina

33

 The Netherlands

33

 United States of America

33

 Colombia

32

 Chile

31

 Mexico

31

 United Arab  Emirates

31

 New Zealand

30

 Venezuela

30

 Nicaragua

29

 Saudi Arabia

29

 Australia

28

 Bahrain

28

 Malta

28

 United Kingdom

28

 Germany

27

 Ireland

27

 Paraguay

27

 Ecuador

26

 Honduras

26

 Iceland

26

 Kuwait

26

 Israel

25

 Jamaica

24

 Kosovo

24

 Malaysia

24

 Philippines

24

 Spain

24

 Turkmenistan

24

 Belgium

23

 Bolivia

23

 Finland

23

 Morocco

22

 Thailand

22

 Kyrgyzstan

21

 Luxembourg

21

 Northern Cyprus

21

 Portugal

20

 Dominican  Republic

19

 France

19

 Lebanon

19

 Hungary

18

 Mongolia

18

 Slovenia

18

 Taiwan

18

 Vietnam

18

 Mauritania

17

 Poland

17

 Sri Lanka

17

 Peru

16

 Russia

16

 Slovakia

16

 Bangladesh

15

 Cyprus

15

 Estonia

15

 Ethiopia

15

 India

15

 Indonesia

15

 Iraq

15

 Japan

15

 Kazakhstan

15

 Myanmar (Burma)

15

 Iran

14

 Jordan

14

 Macedonia

14

 Moldova

14

 Nagorno Karabakh

14

 Romania

14

 South Korea

14

 Belarus

13

 Czech Republic

13

 Malawi

13

 Republic of Congo

13

 Angola

12

 Bulgaria

12

 China

12

 Ghana

12

 Pakistan

12

 Rwanda

12

 Tajikistan

12

 Cambodia

11

 Ivory Coast

11

 Mali

11

 Nepal

11

 Sierra Leone

11

 Tunisia

11

 Turkey

11

 Yemen

11

 Bosnia &  Herzegovina

10

 Egypt

10

 Greece

10

 Latvia

10

 Montenegro

10

 Niger

10

 Nigeria

10

 Palestine

10

 Serbia

10

 Azerbaijan

9

 Guinea

9

 Lithuania

9

 Albania

8

 Armenia

8

 Bhutan

8

 Italy

8

 Tanzania

8

 Ukraine

8

 Zimbabwe

8

 Botswana

7

 Burkina Faso

7

 Cameroon

7

 Croatia

7

 Gabon

7

 Georgia

7

 Kenya

7

 Senegal

7

 South Africa

7

 Benin

6

 Madagascar

6

 Uganda

6

 Chad

5

 Democratic  Republic of the  Congo

5

 Haiti

3

 Afghanistan

1

 Syria

1

 

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