Bangladesh, China, Nigeria, Fiji and Morocco are the most hopeful nations, while Italy is the least hopeful.
The findings are from a new study conducted by WIN/Gallup International Association that interviewed people from 68 countries.
A happy world in 2015
Looking back at the previous year, 66% of respondents to the WIN/Gallup International survey say that they were happy, down slightly from 70% in 2014. Of the 66,040 people surveyed, 10% said that they were unhappy, up 4% from 2014.
Overall that means that the world is 56% happy.
Furthermore the study states that 1 out of 2 persons (approx. 54%) believes 2016 will be better than 2015. On the other hand 16% think it will be worse and 24% say 2016 won’t be any different from 2015.
Jean-Marc Leger, President of WIN/Gallup International Association, said: “2015 has been a tumultuous year for many across the globe, despite that the world remains largely a happy place. 45% of the world is optimistic regarding the economic outlook for 2016, up by 3 per cent compared to last year.”
TOP 10 HAPPY COUNTRIES (Starting from most optimistic/ happiest)
Saudi Arabia (82%)
Saudi Arabia (56%)
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