|India Ranks 71 In World Well-Being Survey|
India may be emerging as the next “Superpower”, it has fared pretty bad in well-being survey conducted by Gallup. The study was conducted in 124 countries. In the survey, 64 per cent of the respondents claimed to be “struggling” and the rest 17 per cent believed that they are “suffering".
A scale from 0 to 10 was used to rate the current lives of the respondents. People who rated their current lives a 7 or higher are considered to be thriving. Those who rated their lives between 4 or less are considered "suffering", while "struggling" respondents fall between the two groups.
China, the world's second largest economy has ranked 92. Only 12 per cent respondents ranked themselves “happy”.
Neighboring countries of India except Pakistan did not fare well as per the survey. Bangladesh has ranked 89 in the list; only 13 per cent respondents said their lives are thriving. Similarly, Sri Lanka, which is ranked 114, has only five percent people who consider themselves thriving.Though Pakistan has a tattered economy, it ranked 40th happiest nation in the world with 32 per cent of its citizens saying they are thriving.
Denmark topped as the happiest country. Almost two-thirds of its residents described themselves as thriving. The African nation of Chad remained at the bottom of the list with less than one per cent reporting they were thriving.
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