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'World Happiness Report': Luxembourgers are rather happy

The Grand Duchy in 20th place out of 156 countries

Le Luxembourg à la 20e place au "World Happiness Report"It would seem that Luxembourg is a country where life is good. At least that is what a study on happiness, published by the 'Earth Institute' at Columbia University, reveals, the famous 'World Happiness Report'. In this study, conducted between 2013 and 2015 in 156 countries, the Grand Duchy is placed in 20th position (2014: 19th place). At the top of the list is, for the third time, Denmark, followed by Switzerland (in 1st place last year), Iceland, Norway and Finland. Germany finished 16th, Belgium 18th and France 32nd. The most unfortunate people are living in Syria, Afghanistan, Burundi, Togo and Benin, countries ravaged by war and / or violence.

The 'World Happiness Report' has been established since 2012 at the request of the United Nations, based on an analysis of health, access to health care, family relationships, job security and social factors, such as political freedom and corruption in national institutions. Some countries, namely Bhutan, Ecuador, Scotland, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela, have members of government working on the question of happiness.

(Article written by the editorial team of the portal www.luxembourg.lu / Source: World Happiness Report)

 

  • Updated 12-07-2016