Welcome to the Happiest Place on Earth!

I think we discussed the NY Post article debunking claims that Scandinavian countries are happiest. Gallup has come up with a new way of asking the question.
Gallup tallied the “yes” responses to five questions from roughly 1,000 people in each country surveyed. The questions included:

Did you feel well-rested yesterday?
Were you treated with respect all day yesterday?
Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday?
Did you learn or do something interesting yesterday?
Did you experience a lot of the following feelings during the day yesterday? How about enjoyment?
So where is the happiest place on earth? Latin America!

The Simpsons were right again.

By this standard, if you are interested, the Scandinavian countries have precisely the same level of happiness as the United States (except for Denmark, which scores a point lower).

1 comment:

douglas said...

What? No questions like 'Did you feel productive today?", or "Did you feel like you accomplished something today?". That's not happiness they're measuring, it's fun or enjoyment.