The Netherlands regains its position as the fifth-happiest country in the world in the 2022 World Happiness Report, surpassing nations like Sweden, New Zealand, and Germany. This follows a modest decline in the ranking in 2020.
The 2022 Global Happiness Report
The World Happiness Report, which ranks 146 nations based on how happy their residents believe they are, will publish its tenth annual edition in 2022. This year’s conference, which studies the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic on general well-being and mental health using data from 2019, 2020, and 2021, has the theme “Happiness, benevolence, and trust during COVID-19 and beyond.”
The rating was created using information from the Gallup World Poll, in which participants were asked to rate their own level of happiness on a scale of one to ten. Then, each nation included in the ranking is given an overall average score out of 10, which is then compared to the standard established by the fictional nation of Dystopia, which is home to the world’s unhappiest citizens.
Finland takes the top rank in 2022 for the fifth consecutive year, scoring much higher than the other top 10 nations. Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, and the Netherlands naturally complete the top five.
Top 20 Happiest Countries In The World 2022:
- New Zealand
- United States
- United Kingdom
- Czech Republic
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The Netherlands Is The Fifth-Happiest Country In The World 2022
The Netherlands had a little decline in position in 2020, but since 2021, it has been able to regain and maintain its fifth-place ranking. The nation received a score of 7,415 out of 10 this year.
Interestingly, researchers discovered that 86,9% of Dutch respondents believed their lives were in harmony, and 97,6% of them felt at peace with their lives.
The study examined how COVID-19 influenced each nation’s emotional state and discovered that in the five weeks following the virus’s breakout, feelings of anxiety and melancholy increased significantly among Dutch citizens and residents.