Latest World Happiness Report Shows Israelis (Still) Among Happiest In World

The World Happiness Report for 2017 has just been released. And Israel is in 11th spot, out of 150 countries, for the fourth year in a row.

The methodology?

The report is based on an annual survey of 1,000 people in more than 150 countries that simply asks them to rank, on a scale of 0 to 10, whether they are living their best life.

Researchers then use six measures to try to understand the results: gross domestic product per capita, life expectancy, support from relatives or friends, charitable giving, freedom to make life choices, and perceived levels of government and corporate corruption.

Here are the full results. As I mentioned, Israel is high up the list, just outside the top 10, ahead of even the likes of the United States, Germany and the UK.

Naturally, the Muslim and Arab countries are way down the list – probably knowing we are so darn happy.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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