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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:

 CountriesPercentage of people thriving in 3 or more elements of well-being
Panama61
Costa Rica44
Denmark40
Austria39
Brazil39
El Salvador37
Uruguay37
Sweden36
Canada34
Guatemala34
Trinidad & Tobago34
Argentina33
The Netherlands33
United States of America33
Colombia32
Chile31
Mexico31
United Arab  Emirates31
New Zealand30
Venezuela30
Nicaragua29
Saudi Arabia29
Australia28
Bahrain28
Malta28
United Kingdom28
Germany27
Ireland27
Paraguay27
Ecuador26
Honduras26
Iceland26
Kuwait26
Israel25
Jamaica24
Kosovo24
Malaysia24
Philippines24
Spain24
Turkmenistan24
Belgium23
Bolivia23
Finland23
Morocco22
Thailand22
Kyrgyzstan21
Luxembourg21
Northern Cyprus21
Portugal20
Dominican  Republic19
France19
Lebanon19
Hungary18
Mongolia18
Slovenia18
Taiwan18
Vietnam18
Mauritania17
Poland17
Sri Lanka17
Peru16
Russia16
Slovakia16
Bangladesh15
Cyprus15
Estonia15
Ethiopia15
India15
Indonesia15
Iraq15
Japan15
Kazakhstan15
Myanmar (Burma)15
Iran14
Jordan14
Macedonia14
Moldova14
Nagorno Karabakh14
Romania14
South Korea14
Belarus13
Czech Republic13
Malawi13
Republic of Congo13
Angola12
Bulgaria12
China12
Ghana12
Pakistan12
Rwanda12
Tajikistan12
Cambodia11
Ivory Coast11
Mali11
Nepal11
Sierra Leone11
Tunisia11
Turkey11
Yemen11
Bosnia &  Herzegovina10
Egypt10
Greece10
Latvia10
Montenegro10
Niger10
Nigeria10
Palestine10
Serbia10
Azerbaijan9
Guinea9
Lithuania9
Albania8
Armenia8
Bhutan8
Italy8
Tanzania8
Ukraine8
Zimbabwe8
Botswana7
Burkina Faso7
Cameroon7
Croatia7
Gabon7
Georgia7
Kenya7
Senegal7
South Africa7
Benin6
Madagascar6
Uganda6
Chad5
Democratic  Republic of the  Congo5
Haiti3
Afghanistan1
Syria1

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