India is the fourth least happy country in a year of lockdowns, deaths and work from home

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India is the fourth least happy country in a year of lockdowns, deaths and work from home
  • India ranks fourth from the bottom in the latest World Happiness Report.
  • The only countries to rank lower than India were Jordan, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
  • Here’s a full list of the top 10 unhappiest countries in the world.
India is the fourth-least happy country in the world, according to the latest results of the World Happiness Report. The only countries ranked lower than India were Jordan, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Finland, on the other hand, maintained its lead at the top of the charts. According to the report, the rankings have not changed too much year-on-year despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

“One possible explanation is that people see COVID-19 as a common, outside threat affecting everybody and that this has generated a greater sense of solidarity and fellow-feeling,” said Canadian economist John Helliwell in a statement.

Happiness has been a true challenge, not just for governments around the world, but also at an individual level. Sleep anxiety has been on the rise, trust deficits have increased and day-to-day routines have seen a shake down.

“This has been a very challenging year, but the early data also show some notable signs of resilience in feelings of social connect and life evaluation,” said Lara Aknin, a Canadian social psychologist who currently teaches at the Simon Fraser University.

Here are the top 10 unhappiest countries in the world:

1. Zimbabwe

1. Zimbabwe
IANS

Score: 3.160

Zimbabwe is lowest scoring country on the World Happiness Index and came in at the same position last year as well.

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9. Tanzania

9. Tanzania
Wikimedia

Score: 3.786

Tanzania has maintained the same rank on the World Happiness Index 2020.

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3. Jordan

3. Jordan
IANS

Score: 4.094

Jordan dropped 10 ranks in the World Happiness Report 2020.

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4. India

4. India
BCCL

Score: 4.225

India moved up on the Happiness Index by one rank.

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5. Cambodia

5. Cambodia
IANS

Score: 4.377

Cambodia dropped from being ranked 76 to 91 from 2019 to 2020.

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6. Benin

6. Benin
Wikimedia

Score: 4.408

Benin has seen a massive drop in 2020. The country has gone from being ranked 65 to dropping to 90.

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7. Myanmar

7. Myanmar
IANS

Score: 4.431

Myanmar has maintained the same rank from 2019 to 2020 on the Happiness Index.

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8. Namibia

8. Namibia
WHO

Score: 4.451

Namibia has moved down three ranks in terms of happiness.

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9. Egypt

9. Egypt
IANS

Score: 4.472

The country has moved up four ranks in the World Happpiness Report.

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10. Kenya

10. Kenya
Wikimedia

Score: 4.547

Kenya has moved down two ranks from 84 to 86.

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