A percentage that leaves us at the tail of happiness worldwide among the 28 countries that have participated in the study. Australians and Canadians share a world podium in the ranking of happiness, since 86% of its citizens claim to enjoy this state, followed by China (83%) and the United States (79%).
At European level, France and Great Britain are the countries that declare themselves the happiest. Eight out of ten French people consider him to be a happy person, as are 82% of Britons. Among the last three and above us are the Spaniards (46%) and the Russians (47%).
However, it can be seen that, globally, Happiness is 6 points below the year 2018, decreasing from 70 to 64% on average in 2019. Also, four of the seven Western European countries included in the ranking show a similar trend to the world average: the percentage of citizens who feel happier is lower than in 2018 .
The time spent on social networks (10%), moving to another country (23%) and material possessions (25%) are among the issues that generate less happiness for Argentines
Britain and Germany are the only Western European countries surveyed in which happiness levels are higher in 2019 than in 2018. In countries such as Belgium, Sweden and Italy there has been a general fall in happiness, in Spain, the decline It is 6%. In addition, the level of happiness has also receded in India (83% vs. 77%), in South Africa (70% vs. 59%), South Korea (57% vs. 54%) and Japan (60% vs. 52%), while it has remained in countries such as China (85% vs. 82%) and Saudi Arabia (76% vs. 77%).
What gives happiness to Argentines?
According to this survey, have health and physical well-being (55%), children (48%) and relationships (48%) are the aspects of life that generate the most satisfaction in Argentines, who are also happy to know that his life makes sense (47%) and with his personal security (45%).
According to this survey, having health and physical well-being (55%), children (48%) and sentimental relationships (48%) are the aspects of life that generate the most satisfaction in Argentines, who also feel happy to know that his life makes sense (47%) and with his personal security (45%).
However, not all aspects on which respondents are asked in Argentina yield such optimistic data. The time spent on social networks (10%), moving to another country (23%) and material possessions (25%) They are among the issues that generate less happiness for Argentines
Globally, it has been observed that social networks, despite their popularity and the appearance of happiness they generate, They are not currently one of the main sources of emotional well-being. Motivated by the concern for privacy and the use of personal data, only one in ten (11%) states that social networks such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter They are your main source of happiness. Turkey (27%), Saudi Arabia (25%) and India (22%) are the only countries in which about a quarter of respondents say it is One of its main sources of happiness.
During the past year, the percentage of adults who describe themselves as very happy declined dramatically in Argentina (-22%).
On the other hand, Latin Americans are especially prone to highlight satisfaction with the direction of their life, the well-being of their family and their environment and the state of the economy. The same goes for Turkey where almost five out of ten Turks claim that the economic situation is one of their main sources of happiness. Friends are especially important in Argentina (56%) and also the amount of free time available in Japan (31%). The Argentine also replied that "the welfare of the country " It is another important thing to achieve happiness. Latin Americans are especially prone to highlight satisfaction with the direction of their lives and the state of the economy. Both freedom of expression and social recognition are important in India and Turkey, as almost half of the population of both countries assures. In addition, aspects such as find someone to start a family with generates optimism and joy for five out of ten Russians.
Friends are especially important in Argentina (56%).
Only two of the countries surveyed in America show gains in happiness reported between 2018 and 2019: Canada (+5 points) and Peru (+4). Among the countries in the region tracked since 2011, Canada is the only one where happiness is as widespread today as it was then (85%). During the past year, The percentage of adults who describe themselves as very happy was drastically reduced in Argentina (-22%).
Among the sources of happiness that go from 11 to 20 place worldwide, the well-being of my country is one of the most important in Argentina (REUTERS).
Among the 29 potential sources of happiness, the one that people surveyed around the world describe as a source of "greater happiness" It is your health and physical well-being (55%). They are followed by their children (48%), their relationship with their spouse or partner (48%), the feeling that their life makes sense (47%) and personal safety (45%). Each of these 5 main sources of greatest happiness worldwide is among The 10 main sources of greatest happiness in almost all countries.