Russia took the 49th place in the list of the happiest countries improving their score on seven positions compared to last year. This is stated in the report of the World Happiness Report, by Sustainable Development Solutions Network on behalf of the UN.
The happiest were Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Also in the top ten included Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden.
The most unhappy were Rwanda, Syria and Tanzania.
The rating is from 2012. Experts analyze the quality of life in 155 countries, considering such factors as GDP per capita, social support of the population, life expectancy and attitude to corruption.
In 2016 the unhappiest country in the world recognized Burundi, and the happiest — Denmark.
According to the survey of the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM) conducted in November 2016, and consider themselves to be happy 81 percent of the country’s citizens, and miserable 15 per cent of the respondents.