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

percent, 1981–2020

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    1981 Ranking
    1. Hungary 21.50
    2. Argentina 20.40
    3. Mexico 19.00
    4. South Africa 17.80
    5. Japan 15.50
    6. United States 8.00
    7. Finland 6.40
    8. Australia 4.60
    9. Sweden 4.00
    2020 Ranking
    1. Zimbabwe 47.90
    2. Bulgaria 38.50
    3. Iran 30.30
    4. Iraq 29.10
    5. Egypt 28.30
    6. Nigeria 27.20
    7. Albania 25.80
    8. Tunisia 23.30
    9. Romania 21.20
    10. Georgia 21.00
    11. Serbia 19.50
    12. Hong Kong 19.10
    13. Peru 18.80
    14. Hungary 18.30
    15. Cyprus 17.80
    16. Russia 17.60
    17. Croatia 17.50
    18. Italy 16.90
    19. Armenia 16.30
    20. Slovenia 16.30
    21. Thailand 16.20
    22. Chile 16.10
    23. Estonia 15.10
    24. Lithuania 15.00
    25. Azerbaijan 14.80
    26. Turkey 14.70
    27. Malaysia 14.40
    28. Lebanon 13.90
    29. Jordan 13.20
    30. Bosnia and Herzegovina 12.80
    31. Ethiopia 12.50
    32. Argentina 12.50
    33. Germany 12.00
    34. United States 11.60
    35. Spain 11.00
    36. China 11.00
    37. South Korea 10.90
    38. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 10.90
    39. Finland 10.80
    40. Pakistan 10.70
    41. Colombia 10.60
    42. Kazakhstan 10.50
    43. Czech Republic 10.50
    44. Ecuador 10.50
    45. Australia 10.20
    46. Brazil 9.80
    47. Slovakia 9.70
    48. Japan 9.60
    49. Bangladesh 9.30
    50. Taiwan 9.30
    51. Guatemala 9.30
    52. Puerto Rico 9.10
    53. France 8.90
    54. Belarus 8.80
    55. Poland 8.60
    56. Philippines 8.40
    57. Mexico 8.00
    58. Netherlands 7.70
    59. Montenegro 7.20
    60. United Kingdom 6.50
    61. Switzerland 6.40
    62. New Zealand 6.40
    63. Sweden 6.20
    64. Indonesia 6.10
    65. Norway 5.60
    66. Andorra 5.00
    67. Kyrgyzstan 3.90
    68. Vietnam 2.70

    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