Mexico lands in the top 25 percent of the happiest countries in the world

Puerto Vallarta (PVDN) – A decade ago, the United Nations designated March 20 as the International Day of Happiness and began evaluating the happiness levels of people across 137 countries using six key metrics. Finland has once again emerged as the happiest country in the world for the sixth consecutive year, while Mexico has outperformed three-fourths of the world’s countries in terms of happiness.

The U.N.’s World Happiness Report ranks Mexico 36th, placing it in the top quarter of all countries surveyed, and has a score of 6.3 on the happiness scale of 10.

Denmark takes the second spot after Finland, followed by Iceland, Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and New Zealand, rounding out the top 10. The report’s bottom is primarily occupied by war-torn nations, with Afghanistan at the very bottom.

The United Nations measures happiness by surveying a nationally-representative sample of people to gauge their satisfaction with life based on six critical factors: Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which reflects the nation’s wealth; Social Support, or having someone to rely on during difficult times; Healthy Life Expectancy, which encompasses the mental and physical health of citizens; Freedom to Make Life Choices, which measures the degree of autonomy one has in choosing one’s path in life; Generosity, which reflects the extent to which people undertake actions that benefit others; and Perception of Corruption, which gauges citizens’ trust in their government.

The World Happiness Report is a publication of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, powered by the Gallup World Poll data.

The Report is supported by Fondazione Ernesto Illy, illycaffè, Davines Group, Unilever’s largest ice cream brand Wall’s, The Blue Chip Foundation, The William, Jeff, and Jennifer Gross Family Foundation, The Happier Way Foundation, and The Regeneration Society Foundation.

The World Happiness Report was written by a group of independent experts acting in their personal capacities. Any views expressed in this report do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization, agency, or program of the United Nations.

Happiness is a fundamental aspect of human life, and it is widely recognized as a key indicator of overall well-being. However, the benefits of happiness are not limited to individuals alone. In fact, the happiness of a population can have wide-reaching positive effects on society as a whole.

One of the most significant benefits of a happy population is its impact on economic growth. Happier people tend to be more productive, creative, and innovative, which in turn leads to a more prosperous and thriving economy. Additionally, happy workers are less likely to take time off due to illness or stress, which means that businesses are more likely to maintain a stable workforce and avoid costly disruptions.

Another key benefit of a happy population is its impact on health. Studies have shown that people who are happier tend to live longer and experience better health outcomes overall. This is because happiness is linked to a range of positive lifestyle factors, such as exercise, healthy eating, and stress reduction, all of which contribute to better overall health.

A happy population can also have a positive impact on social cohesion and community resilience. Happier people are more likely to be engaged in their communities and to volunteer their time and resources to help others. This, in turn, creates a sense of social responsibility and helps to build stronger, more resilient communities.

Finally, a happy population can have a positive impact on political stability and democratic governance. Happy citizens are more likely to be engaged in the political process, to trust their leaders, and to participate in civic life. This creates a more stable and functional political system, which in turn benefits everyone.

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