Share of people who say they are very happy or quite happy

percent, 1981–2020

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    1981 Ranking
    1. Australia 94.80
    2. Sweden 94.20
    3. Finland 93.10
    4. United States 91.10
    5. South Africa 80.40
    6. Mexico 79.20
    7. Argentina 77.00
    8. Japan 76.90
    9. Hungary 76.50
    2020 Ranking
    1. Vietnam 97.30
    2. Kyrgyzstan 95.90
    3. Andorra 95.10
    4. Norway 94.10
    5. Sweden 93.80
    6. Indonesia 93.80
    7. United Kingdom 93.40
    8. Switzerland 93.00
    9. Mexico 92.00
    10. Netherlands 91.60
    11. Montenegro 91.60
    12. Philippines 91.40
    13. Poland 90.90
    14. Guatemala 90.80
    15. France 90.80
    16. Taiwan 90.70
    17. Bangladesh 90.70
    18. Puerto Rico 90.50
    19. Australia 89.60
    20. New Zealand 89.60
    21. Colombia 89.40
    22. Pakistan 89.20
    23. Brazil 89.20
    24. South Korea 89.10
    25. Finland 88.90
    26. China 88.90
    27. Slovakia 88.80
    28. Spain 88.80
    29. Czech Republic 88.50
    30. Belarus 88.50
    31. Japan 88.30
    32. United States 88.20
    33. Ecuador 87.90
    34. Ethiopia 87.50
    35. Bosnia and Herzegovina 87.10
    36. Germany 86.80
    37. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 86.80
    38. Jordan 86.50
    39. Lebanon 86.10
    40. Argentina 85.70
    41. Malaysia 85.60
    42. Turkey 85.00
    43. Kazakhstan 84.50
    44. Estonia 84.40
    45. Slovenia 83.60
    46. Thailand 83.40
    47. Chile 82.70
    48. Armenia 82.60
    49. Italy 82.30
    50. Cyprus 81.90
    51. Croatia 81.60
    52. Hungary 81.30
    53. Peru 80.80
    54. Hong Kong 80.60
    55. Azerbaijan 80.00
    56. Serbia 79.70
    57. Russia 79.40
    58. Georgia 78.80
    59. Romania 77.90
    60. Tunisia 76.60
    61. Albania 74.00
    62. Lithuania 73.70
    63. Nigeria 72.40
    64. Egypt 71.60
    65. Iran 69.50
    66. Iraq 69.10
    67. Bulgaria 60.20
    68. Zimbabwe 51.90

    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