Share of people who say they are not very happy or not at all happy

percent, 1981–2020

Info Edit
Country1981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Albania63.4061.6159.8258.0356.2454.4552.6650.8749.0847.2945.5043.7041.9140.1238.3336.5434.7532.9631.1729.3827.5925.80
Algeria19.00
Andorra6.906.736.556.386.216.045.865.695.525.355.175.00
Argentina20.4020.2320.0619.8819.7119.5419.3719.1919.0218.8518.6818.5118.3318.1617.9917.8217.6417.4717.3016.7016.1015.5014.9014.3013.7013.1012.5011.9011.3011.5611.8212.0812.3412.6012.5812.5712.5512.5312.5212.50
Armenia41.6039.9738.3336.7035.0733.4331.8030.1728.5326.9025.2723.6322.0020.3718.7317.1016.9716.8316.7016.5716.4316.30
Australia4.604.644.694.734.784.824.874.914.965.005.045.095.135.185.225.275.315.365.405.655.906.156.406.656.907.157.407.657.907.667.427.186.946.707.287.878.459.039.6210.20
Azerbaijan21.5021.3621.2221.0820.9420.8020.6620.5220.3820.2420.1019.9619.8219.6819.5419.4018.6317.8717.1016.3315.5714.80
Bangladesh14.9014.6314.3714.1013.8313.5713.3013.0312.7712.5012.2311.9711.7011.4311.1710.9010.6310.3710.109.839.579.30
Belarus51.6051.6051.6051.6051.6051.6050.2148.8347.4446.0544.6743.2841.8940.5139.1237.7336.3534.9633.5732.1930.8027.1323.4719.8016.1312.478.80
Bosnia and Herzegovina20.1019.7519.4019.0618.7118.3618.0117.6717.3216.9716.6216.2815.9315.5815.2314.8914.5414.1913.8413.5013.1512.80
Brazil24.3023.3122.3121.3220.3319.3318.3417.3516.3515.3614.3713.3712.3811.3910.399.409.128.848.568.288.008.308.608.909.209.509.80
Bulgaria41.4041.3541.3041.2541.2041.1541.1041.0541.0040.9540.9040.6840.4640.2540.0339.8139.5939.3739.1538.9438.7238.50
Canada4.40
Chile27.2025.7424.2822.8221.3619.9019.9520.0020.0520.1020.1520.2020.2520.3020.3520.4019.3618.3217.2816.2415.2015.3515.5015.6515.8015.9516.10
China30.7027.7224.7421.7618.7815.8016.4717.1417.8118.4819.1519.8220.4921.1621.8322.5020.8819.2617.6416.0214.4013.8313.2712.7012.1311.5711.00
Colombia15.7015.4215.1414.8614.5814.3014.0213.7413.4613.1812.9012.0011.1010.209.308.408.779.139.509.8710.2310.60
Croatia29.6029.0228.4527.8727.3026.7226.1425.5724.9924.4123.8423.2622.6922.1121.5320.9620.3819.8019.2318.6518.0817.50
Cyprus12.9013.9014.9015.9016.9017.9017.8817.8717.8517.8317.8217.80
Czech Republic27.3025.1022.9020.7018.5016.3016.0215.7515.4715.2014.9214.6414.3714.0913.8113.5413.2612.9912.7112.4312.1611.8811.6011.3311.0510.7810.50
Dominican Republic25.90
Ecuador6.907.508.108.709.309.9010.50
Egypt16.8028.2639.7251.1862.6474.1066.4758.8351.2043.5735.9328.30
El Salvador7.80
Estonia34.6033.7532.8932.0431.1930.3329.4828.6327.7726.9226.0725.2124.3623.5122.6521.8020.6819.5718.4517.3316.2215.10
Ethiopia36.1033.9531.8129.6627.5225.3723.2321.0818.9416.7914.6512.50
Finland6.406.476.536.606.676.736.806.876.937.007.077.137.207.277.337.407.477.537.607.637.667.697.727.757.787.817.847.877.908.168.438.698.959.229.489.7510.0110.2710.5410.80
France9.509.459.399.349.289.239.179.129.069.018.958.90
Georgia34.3034.1333.9633.7933.6233.4533.2833.1132.9432.7732.6032.1631.7231.2830.8430.4028.8327.2725.7024.1322.5721.00
Germany18.3018.0317.7617.4917.2216.9516.6816.4116.1415.8715.6015.4615.3215.1815.0414.9014.4213.9313.4512.9712.4812.00
Ghana21.5021.0420.5820.1219.6619.20
Guatemala21.9020.7519.6118.4617.3216.1715.0313.8812.7411.5910.459.30
Haiti15.60
Hong Kong15.9014.8613.8212.7811.7410.7012.1013.5014.9016.3017.7019.10
Hungary21.5021.5021.5021.5021.5021.5021.5021.5021.5021.5021.5021.5021.5021.5021.5021.5021.5021.5021.5021.7522.0022.2522.5022.7523.0023.2523.5023.7524.0023.4822.9622.4521.9321.4120.8920.3719.8519.3418.8218.30
India27.6026.6025.6024.6023.6022.6022.7722.9423.1123.2823.4523.6223.7923.9624.1324.3021.8819.4617.0414.6212.20
Indonesia6.506.466.436.396.356.326.286.256.216.176.146.10
Iran19.3020.3021.3022.3023.3024.3025.3026.3027.3028.3029.3030.30
Iraq45.5042.6239.7436.8633.9831.1030.7730.4330.1029.7729.4329.10
Italy10.0010.6311.2511.8812.5113.1413.7614.3915.0215.6516.2716.90
Japan15.5015.5415.5815.6215.6515.6915.7315.7715.8115.8515.8815.9215.9616.0014.7013.4012.1010.809.509.559.609.659.709.759.809.859.909.9510.0010.0810.1610.2410.3210.4010.2710.1310.009.879.739.60
Jordan13.1013.3413.5813.8214.0614.3014.1213.9313.7513.5713.3813.20
Kazakhstan11.5011.3311.1711.0010.8310.6710.50
Kuwait7.30
Kyrgyzstan4.003.983.973.953.933.923.90
Latvia27.50
Lebanon21.2019.9818.7717.5516.3315.1213.90
Libya11.60
Lithuania40.9039.6738.4337.2035.9734.7333.5032.2731.0329.8028.5727.3326.1024.8723.6322.4021.1719.9318.7017.4716.2315.00
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)36.0034.8033.6132.4131.2230.0228.8327.6326.4425.2424.0522.8521.6620.4619.2718.0716.8815.6814.4913.2912.1010.90
Malaysia5.305.024.744.464.183.905.657.409.1510.9012.6514.40
Mali16.20
Mexico19.0019.7220.4321.1521.8622.5823.2924.0124.7225.4426.1526.8727.5828.3028.4228.5428.6628.7828.9026.9124.9222.9320.9418.9516.9614.9712.9810.999.008.347.687.026.365.706.086.476.857.237.628.00
Moldova55.5054.6353.7652.8952.0251.1550.2849.4148.5447.6746.80
Montenegro29.2029.8130.4231.0331.6432.2532.8633.4734.0834.6935.3032.7530.1927.6425.0822.5319.9717.4214.8612.319.757.20
Morocco19.1019.5620.0220.4820.9421.40
Netherlands5.805.966.126.286.446.606.786.977.157.337.527.70
New Zealand4.904.674.444.213.983.753.523.293.062.832.603.083.564.044.525.005.235.475.705.936.176.40
Nigeria33.8030.1026.4022.7019.0015.3015.3015.3015.3015.3015.3015.3015.3015.3015.3015.3015.3015.3015.3015.3015.3017.2819.2721.2523.2325.2227.20
Norway5.505.305.104.904.704.504.304.103.903.703.503.693.884.074.264.454.654.845.035.225.415.60
Pakistan20.9020.5120.1319.7419.3518.9718.5818.1917.8117.4217.0316.6516.2615.8715.4915.1014.3713.6312.9012.1711.4310.70
West Bank and Gaza25.20
Peru36.3035.8935.4835.0734.6634.2533.8433.4333.0232.6132.2030.4228.6426.8625.0823.3022.5521.8021.0520.3019.5518.80
Philippines7.407.627.848.068.288.508.728.949.169.389.609.8210.0410.2610.4810.7010.329.939.559.178.788.40
Poland12.0012.4012.8013.2013.6014.0013.4412.8812.3211.7611.2010.6410.089.528.968.407.887.366.846.325.806.276.737.207.678.138.60
Puerto Rico8.808.818.838.848.868.878.898.908.918.938.948.968.978.999.009.019.039.049.069.079.099.10
Qatar2.00
Romania42.3042.4642.6242.7842.9443.1043.2643.4243.5843.7443.9041.2038.5035.8033.1030.4028.8727.3325.8024.2722.7321.20
Russia43.1044.0645.0245.9846.9447.9046.0944.2842.4740.6638.8537.0435.2333.4231.6129.8028.3426.8825.4223.9622.5021.6820.8720.0519.2318.4217.60
Rwanda14.4013.4212.4411.4610.489.50
Serbia29.0029.6330.2630.8931.5232.1532.7833.4134.0434.6735.3033.8632.4330.9929.5528.1226.6825.2523.8122.3720.9419.50
Singapore7.00
Slovakia47.9043.9239.9435.9631.9828.0027.1326.2625.3924.5123.6422.7721.9021.0320.1619.2918.4117.5416.6715.8014.9314.0613.1912.3111.4410.579.70
Slovenia25.3024.6423.9823.3222.6622.0021.3420.6820.0219.3618.7018.1617.6217.0816.5416.0016.0516.1016.1516.2016.2516.30
South Africa17.8018.3318.8619.3819.9120.4420.9721.4922.0222.5523.0823.6124.1324.6625.1925.7226.2426.7727.3026.7526.2025.6525.1024.5524.0023.4522.9022.3521.8022.1022.4022.7023.0023.30
South Korea19.7017.9816.2614.5412.8211.1011.2511.4011.5511.7011.8512.0012.1512.3012.4512.6012.0611.5210.9810.449.9010.0710.2310.4010.5710.7310.90
Spain14.4014.1413.8813.6213.3613.1012.5411.9811.4210.8610.309.749.188.628.067.508.669.8210.9812.1413.3012.9212.5312.1511.7711.3811.00
Sweden4.004.054.104.154.204.254.304.354.404.454.504.554.604.654.704.754.804.854.904.784.664.544.424.304.184.063.943.823.704.024.344.664.985.305.455.605.755.906.056.20
Switzerland5.505.465.425.385.345.305.365.425.485.545.605.665.725.785.845.905.955.996.046.086.136.176.226.266.316.356.40
Taiwan8.809.4010.0010.6011.2011.8012.4013.0013.6014.2014.8013.6612.5211.3810.249.109.139.179.209.239.279.30
Thailand7.307.227.147.066.986.908.4510.0011.5513.1014.6516.20
Trinidad and Tobago13.3013.0412.7812.5212.2612.00
Tunisia20.5020.9721.4321.9022.3722.8323.30
Turkey18.5017.1015.7014.3012.9011.5011.7211.9412.1612.3812.6012.8213.0413.2613.4813.7014.1014.5014.9015.3015.7015.5315.3715.2015.0314.8714.70
Ukraine49.3046.6343.9641.2938.6235.9533.2830.6127.9425.2722.6023.4424.2825.1225.9626.80
United Kingdom9.208.928.648.368.087.807.527.246.966.686.406.416.426.436.446.456.456.466.476.486.496.50
United States8.007.887.767.637.517.397.277.147.026.906.786.666.536.416.296.176.045.925.805.906.006.106.206.306.406.506.606.706.807.448.088.729.3610.0010.2710.5310.8011.0711.3311.60
Uruguay20.0019.3618.7218.0817.4416.8016.1615.5214.8814.2413.6013.5813.5613.5413.5213.50
Venezuela6.50
Vietnam7.607.156.716.265.825.374.934.484.043.593.152.70
Zambia37.80
Zimbabwe21.2025.6530.1034.5539.0043.4547.90

This data is compiled from the survey question, “Taking all things together, would you say you are: happy/very happy, or unhappy/very unhappy?” To allow for greater simplicity, we have combined happy and very happy, and unhappy and very unhappy.

Source: World Values Survey