Europe: Happiness Score

The data below here shows the score of happiness. The question asked was: How happy are you? And a scale runs from 0 to 10, 0 being extremely unhappy and 10 being extremely happy is used.

Danes are always the happy fellows! Finnish are doing not bad, although I could not understand why: the weather always gloomy/dark for half of a year, as a matter of fact, a lot of people commit suicides (the data is coming soon), but may be they have something to cherish about: a lot of booze (may be I should get the data on alcohol consumption?)! May be the same explanation goes for Icelanders too. It is funny to note that the subjective happiness scale here show a pattern: the more sunshine the place is, the less happy the people is, e.g. Italy, Greece, Portugal.  And wait till you see the suicide rate among these countries too, you would be suprised to note relationship between happiness and suicide rate. Stay tuned.

The graph above shows the change in the happiness scale between year 2002 and 2004.


  1. European Social Value Survey, 2002 and 2004.


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